Miller and the Sweep, The

Date: 1897
Director: George Albert Smith
Production Company: GAS Films

Stars: Fred Hutchins
Location(s): East Sussex

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Storyline:

A miller and a chimney sweep accidentally collide while passing each other which immediately causes a fight between the two.

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The miller (Fred Hutchins) fights the sweep using a bag of flour and the sweep fights back with a bag of soot. In the background is Race Hill Mill, Bear Road, Brighton, East Sussex.

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The mill collapsed on 16th May 1913. Now a riding school is on the site.

The fight is stopped when a crowd of people chases them away.

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This is very near to the short roadway which was the entrance to McLeavy's Hotel in 'Loot'.

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