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Plymouth Streets (1912)


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Men gut fish at the Barbican, Plymouth. In a crowd, one boy holds up gutted fish while another holds up a pair of buckets. A man and woman push fish carts along The Parade, followed by a small group of boys. George Street is busy, with horse-drawn carts, delivery vans, motorcars, trams and pedestrians filling the road. Many shops are visible along the street, and in the road two young men jump out of the way of a motorcar. In another area more shops are visible and people fill the road. They move out of the way for the trams where people board and disembark.

On Old Town Street, a mobile advertising hoarding displays posters for the Italian film 'Father' and the American film 'Kings of the Forest'. It is pushed down the street by two men with peaked caps and followed by a crowd of onlookers. A crowd has gathered around a knife grinder as he works at the side of the road; a young onlooker imitates him. A crowded market is filled with stacked boxes and contains a flower stall. Outside people stand outside a train station. A man pastes a notice next to a large poster for the film 'Kings of the Forest' as a young girl watches him. He stands next to a large wooden door that reads, 'Daily Mercury', 'Evening Herald' and 'Weekly Mercury'.