Old Vids

I thought these old videos were pretty cool to watch. After finishing up Downton Abbey I decided to search YouTube for video that covered that area and I’m glad I did. The enhanced video was really something to watch.

Two vids posted below from 1900  – 1920, enjoy.

(did you notice the guy walking while smoking a churchwarden?)



  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · April 25, 2013

    Nice, on the face of it, a more well ordered society (at least before the Great War, which both of my grandfathers we in), but then beneath the surface the layers of almost a cast system, from the rich to the poor! Downton Abbey is a sweet piece (we have it too, all seasons), but it does take some historical liberty.

    • jm · April 25, 2013

      Yes, definitely. Such a strange and magical time (for the rich and affluent).

      • irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · April 25, 2013

        My Anglo-Irish family (I say this for many went to England later in their lives as I did), were somewhat upper-middle class. Btw my one greatgram (the born-again one) was baptized by A.T. Pierson in Spurgeon’s Tabernacle, just before she went with ‘the Brethren’. I went with her on the ferry-boat, from Dublin to Liverpool several times as a young lad. And then later myself as a teen before I finally went to greater London. But those days, and that British life are well gone now!

    • jm · April 25, 2013

      Robert, did your greatgram give reasons why she joined a Brethren Assembly? Was it a closed or open assembly?

      • irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · April 25, 2013

        Yes, she said it was the Biblical “spirit” as she called it, that she saw in the Brethren Assemblies! She was first with the so-called (Kelly) Brethren, who were of course closed, but then later in her life she was with the Open Brethren, and died there. She was simply one of the greatest moral and spiritual influences on my youth, and later Christian life! She could quote whole blocks and chapters of the KJV! Simply a godly Christian woman! I can’t hardly wait to see her in the Glory! 🙂

      • jm · April 25, 2013

        She sounds like a wonderful Christian lady.

      • irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert · April 25, 2013

        Thanks, she was and is! 🙂

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