Fete Des Vignerons 1927

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    Item title reads: " The "Fete des vignerons" (wine growers fete). 2,000 performers in pastoral festival held every 22 years since 16th century."

    Vevey, Switzerland

    M/S people dressed in costumes of olden day - some as soldiers in 17th century dress - tights, leather jerkins, baggy trousers to the knee, plumed hats and carrying pikes. They are seen entering an arena through an archway. L/S from above, show men and women in costume involved in various displays and dancing in traditional manner watched by large crowds seated round an arena. A Swiss flag hangs over the arena. Shots of large floats pulled by horses walking round the arena, with girls performing a maypole display, and others gathering for the close of the festival.

    Note: country dancing sequence.

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    Cataloguer:
    Margaret
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    33238
    Sort Number:
    G 1422
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:26:00 / 01:53:13:00
    Canister:
    G 1422
    Film ID:
    692.33
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1927
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
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  • The event seen here took place from 1-9 August 1927.

    Location of "Vevy" should read Vevey.

    NOTE: The 1955 "Fete des Vignerons" can be seen in clip 539.20.

    jamied 22nd May 2012
  • Thanks for pointing out the error.

    British Pathé 13th Aug 2012

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