I wasn't sure what a mudlark was, so I looked it up. According to the dictionary a mudlark is:
- (slang, rare) a street urchin
- (formerly) one who made a living by picking up odds and ends in the mud of tidal rivers
- (Australian, slang) a racehorse that runs well on a wet or muddy course
The "mudlarks" will descend upon the fine city of Iowa City next weekend for the 10th edition of Jingle Cross. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and check it out.
By the way, I love the British Pathé historic clips website! It's a treasure trove of wacky old short films with lots of bicycle related shorts.