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  • Description

    Title reads: "Playing with Fire".

    Bizarre but dangerous Guy Fawkes custom in Ottery St. Mary, Devon.

    C/U tar and straw inside barrel being set alight. Various shots young men running up and down village street holding aloft the burning barrel.

    Various night shots of Guy Fawkes night bonfire being lit, a crowd watches. Night shots men firing "hang cannons" (look like crude pistols). Various night shots men running holding larger burning barrels. C/U one man rubbing his face with a towel - he is covered in black soot and has nasty burns on his face, looks to be in pain. Narrator makes inappropriately light-hearted comment about man's injury; "he'll be back in the running next year".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    55675
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1822.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:49:00 / 01:43:15:00
    Canister:
    65/91
    Sort Number:
    65/091
  • Appears in...

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    Great British Outdoors no comment Devon Bonfire Night Guy Fawkes freetime Temporary Workspaces: 24.11.2011 14:57 folk Halloween
  • Stills

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

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