Film ID:
YFA 42

T.M. BAIRSTOW'S MILL CENTENARY, SUTTON IN CRAVEN

1938

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film documents some of the celebrations for the centenary year of T.&M. Bairstow's Mill in 1938. The film includes footage of the employees as well as a commemorative tablet made for this celebration.

Title - T. & M. Bairstow, Ltd. Centenary Celebration July 8th 1938
1838-1938

The mill's centenary is held on expansive grounds near the factory. There is extensive footage of the employees gathered for the event. The crowds include a large amount of women workers, and there are also many young workers as well. Some of the employees wave to the camera as it goes past the crowd.

On a small stage, members of the management team make speeches. Awards are also presented. There is a Union Jack hanging in the background, and it is later lifted to reveal a commemorative tablet on which is engraved, "This Tablet was erected by the employees of the T. & M. Bairstow Ltd. as a token of esteem and in commemoration of the Centenary of this firm July 1938."

This reveal is followed by many speeches for which the crowd applauds. The film closes as the crowd disperses.