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CENTURY OLD WALLASEY FESTIVAL

Century Old Wallasey Festival (1926)

Traditional festival where a little girl is crowned the Rose...

CROWNING THE ROSE QUEEN & CUTS

Crowning The Rose Queen & Cuts (1926)

Fancy dress parade and 'coronation' of girl as Rose Queen.

MAKING THEMSELVES AT HOME

Making Themselves At Home (1940)

Polish troops stationed in Scotland learn and teach dances to local...

SIENNA HOLDS MARKET PLACE DERBY

Sienna Holds Market Place Derby (1948)

Traditional annual horse race in Market Square, Sienna.

WHIT MONDAY PROCESSION

Whit Monday Procession (1924)

Huge crowds turn out for a parade in Manchester.

ETON WALL GAME

Eton Wall Game (1952)

Boys from Eton College play their traditional game - This is what made England...

JAPANESE FLOWERS issue title - SAXON TO NORMAN

Japanese Flowers Issue Title - Saxon To Norman (1937)

Ikebana, the traditional Japanese method of...

BAT AND BALL GAME issue title - WHAT'S IN A NAME ?

Bat And Ball Game Issue Title - What's In A Name ? (1938)

Footage of gentlemen playing the game of...

MALECAN GAME

Malecan Game (1940)

South coast fishermen play a game of Malecan on the beach.

BLACK DANCERS aka BALLET A LA BANTU

Black Dancers AKA Ballet A La Bantu (1941)

Men from Natal perform a tribal dance whilst women watch....

TEN TORS HIKE ON DARTMOOR aka WHITSUN PLAYTIME

Ten Tors Hike On Dartmoor AKA Whitsun Playtime (1964)

Youth groups prepare for a long days hiking...

DRAG-ON RACING

Drag-On Racing (1966)

Hong Kong's famous dragon boat festival.

STOOLBALL

Stoolball (1951)

Footage of women's stoolball competition in progress in Sussex.

NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR

Nottingham Goose Fair (1947)

The people of Nottingham enjoy a day out at their annual Goose Fair.

FIESTA OF THE GRAPES

Fiesta Of The Grapes (1946)

Annual festival of the grapes in Marino, Italy.

PAGEANT IN SIENNA ITALY

Pageant In Sienna Italy (1946)

The traditional horse race and festivities in the town square in Sienna.

ALNWICK

Alnwick (1938)

Shots of the traditional Shrovetide football game in Alnwick.

TRAINING FOR BOAT RACE

Training For Boat Race (1950)

Cambridge students on training for boat race against Oxford.

FIRST MEET OF SURREY BEAGLES

First Meet Of Surrey Beagles (1914-1918)

A man walks across a field or green with a pack of beagle dogs.

MAYPOLE

Maypole (1914-1918)

Children dancing round maypoles at two different locations.

HIGHLAND GAMES

Highland Games (1955)

The Highland Games in Scotland.

YOUTHFUL DANCERS aka YOUTHFUL DANCERS AT DUN LAOGHAIRE

Youthful Dancers AKA Youthful Dancers At Dun Laoghaire (1932)

Young girls show off their Irish...

WITH FAMOUS RACECOURSE AS

With Famous Racecourse As "Village Green" (1932)

Morris dancers entertain large crowds at Chester...

THE COWAL GAMES

The Cowal Games (1932)

Highland games from Dunoon in Scotland - caber tossing and bagpipes.

ONE HALF OF THE WORLD ETC

One Half Of The World Etc (1930)

Annual fete is held in the Provence of Var, France.

TOAD-IN-THE-HOLE

Toad-In-The-Hole (1950)

Locals at a pub in West Clandon play 16th Century game of Toad-in-the-Hole....

BAT AND TRAP

Bat And Trap (1951)

Footage of people playing the game of Rat and Trap in Canterbury, Kent.

BEER AND SKITTLES

Beer And Skittles (1946)

Skittles are played at the King's Arms pub in Kingston, Greater London.

SHOWGIRLS AND HATS

Showgirls And Hats (1962)

Dancing girls from Murray's Cabaret Club take a seaside break and show off...

HERE'S ... NOVELTY

Here's ... Novelty (1932)

French shepherds perform traditional dance on stilts - all very strange.

"Spring Is Coming!" Tyrolese Version!! (1933)

Ancient ceremony in the Tyrol celebrates the arrival...

EMPIRE DAY

Empire Day (1933)

Little children celebrate Empire Day with patriotic display.

"Palaudiers' Derby" (1930)

Salt Collectors from Brittany take part in a traditional horse race.

UNDER SUNNY ITALIAN SKIES

Under Sunny Italian Skies (1930)

People from the Italian regions hold a pageant in Naples.

A BYGONE CRAFT

A Bygone Craft (1931)

Irish men demonstrate how to build a coracle - an old fashioned boat.

"Riding The Boundaries" (1931)

Horsemen in Northumberland perform ancient custom.

IT'S AN OLD PORTUGESE CUSTOM aka IT'S AN OLD PORTUGUESE CUSTOM

It's An Old Portugese Custom AKA It's An Old Portuguese Custom (1934)

Portuguese folk dancers...

EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY EXCEPT THE BULL

Everybody Was Happy Except The Bull (1934)

Feast of St. Marcel is celebrated in a French village.

PARIS IS STILL GAY !

Paris Is Still Gay ! (1934)

Bullfight is staged at Paris street - everyone enjoys it.

CENTURIES' OLD FOOTBALL

Centuries' Old Football (1931)

Ancient games played in Ashbourne and Chester-le-Street to celebrate the...

PLUM PUDDINGS IN PROCESSION

Plum Puddings In Procession (1934)

A great village feast - beef, cheese, beer, cider and plum pudding...

AUSTRIAN FOLK DANCES

Austrian Folk Dances (1934)

Crowds gather to see the Folk Festival in a Castle in Austria.

NOW FOR A WEE DROP - ER, PARDON - STEP OF SCOTCH! aka MARY AIKEN

Now For A Wee Drop - Er, Pardon - Step Of Scotch! AKA Mary Aiken (1935)

Mary Aiken demonstrates...

BELGIAN FISHERFOLK IN SONG & DANCE

Belgian Fisherfolk In Song & Dance (1938)

Belgian fishermen and women sing a traditional song and do...

ALGERIA - FESTIVAL

Algeria - Festival (1937)

Spanish festival is held in Oran, Algeria.

THE COWAL GAMES on sleeve as THE COWEL GAMES

The Cowal Games On Sleeve As The Cowel Games (1926)

Marching band of pipers and drummers in...

ETON WALL GAME

Eton Wall Game (1926)

Bizarre but traditional game played annually by boys at Eton College.

ALL THROUGH THE TOWN

All Through The Town (1927)

Traditional crazy football match in Alnwick

THE FIRST MIDINETTES MARATHON

The First Midinettes Marathon (1927)

Lovely ladies run a marathon in Paris.

ETON WALL GAME

Eton Wall Game (1927)

Eton boys display rugby skills in their wall game.