Wordless Wednesday – Surveillance In Chesterfield

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The first surveillance footage to be used as evidence in court was shot in Chesterfield in 1935. It has just been made available online by the British Film Institute.

Watch for free here – spot any relatives?!

(Note: I couldn’t get this to play in Chrome.)

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6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Surveillance In Chesterfield

  1. The video can’t be accessed outside of the UK. (Bummer.) It’s highly unlikely I would recognize any distant relatives, but the men looked like such a shiftless lot, I wanted to watch it just for fun. And the promise of elephants.

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  2. I wasn’t able to watch it either. But I love watching those old films! We just got a film digitized that was from my grandparents in the 1940’s. It’s amazing seeing what they thought was worth recording! And there’s some great shots around town too. They used the video camera sparingly— it’s not like today where we have video cameras in our pockets, and we can record something every day. Their 12-minute video spanned over a year!

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