Beating The Bounds At St Clements Danes… 1922

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    London.

    Full titles read: "After 24 Years - The ceremony of Beating the Bounds of the Parish of St. Clements Danes - the origin of which is lost in antiquity - revived.

    M/S of people preparing for the ancient ceremony. Children in cap and gowns, walk in procession holding up the strange thin sticks used in the ceremony. They are followed by various dignitaries. M/S's of the children climbing up a ladder leaning against the wall of the church and hitting it with the stick.

    M/S of the children standing circle around hole in the ground they all poke their sticks in and wiggle them around frantically! L/S of boats on the River Thames the children are accompanied by adults, however more stick waggling takes place in the water.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1922
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    22965
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    268.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:43:00 / 01:16:37:00
    Canister:
    G 880
    Sort Number:
    G 0880
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