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    Full title reads: "A ROMANY WEDDING ON YORKSHIRE MOORS".

    Yorkshire.

    A groom in traditional Romany Gypsy dress arriving o horseback to his wedding. Britain's new King of the Romany Gypsies Xavier Petulengro riding along with bride to perform the wedding ceremony. The groom is the King's nephew. Large crowds gathered on the side of the road watching the bride and the King. King carries the bride across the church threshold, masses of people around the church watching. Priest, bride, groom and procession leaving the church after the wedding. Bride and groom get on a horse, King on his horse.

    Huge crowd follows the Gypsies in the countryside where the King performs a Romany wedding. He shouts some questions and the bride's father answers. After that, he cuts bride's and groom's fingers to mix their blood. King binds their fingers with a silken cord and offers a prayer. Camp fire has been lit in front of platform where the wedding is performed. Groom jumps over it and bride has to follow. She follows. Then they jump together. Rest of the gypsies follow and the party starts. Crowds around watching.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13779
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    933.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:03:08:00
    Canister:
    37/70
    Sort Number:
    37/070
  • Appears in...

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    Gypsy Footage Romanies Yorkshire romany wedding 1937 Simple or Cheap Wedding Travellers
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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