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    Full title reads: "MR FAWKES COMES TO TOWN".

    Poplar & Limehouse, London.

    General view of bombed buildings in London. Notice on barbed wire 'Privet - 'Keep Out.' Close up shot of the word 'Secrit' painted on corrugated iron. Boy making fireworks. Notice 'Atomic Fireworks.' Boy patrolling on top of ruins. Two boys making "Supersonic Devel" device. Close up shot of boy picking up two jars, pan up with boy as he empties one jar into the other, puts it back on bench and stirs. Close up shot of boy. Close up shot of notice on doorway 'Lab'(with crossed v between a and b), pan down doorway with boy leaving 'lab' with firework mixture. Pan with boy as he walks across to others. Close up shot of boy, pan down to hands making fireworks. Notice on corrugated iron 'Guy Fawkes Exhibition.' Two children walk up to pay desk. Close up shot of a girl at pay desk taking money for the Guy Fawkes' exhibition. Exhibits against wall. Close up shot of Guy Fawkes' named 'Hitler' and 'Our Butcher.' Close up shot of 'Guy Forks.' Several shots of children examining long line of Guy Fawkes'. Close up shot of "Dewey.' Kids queuing up outside shop for fireworks. Kids walking out of shop with fireworks pan to queue waiting. Towards, boy wheeling pram with large firework in it. Kids run towards pram. Close up shot of giant firework in pram, pan to kids looking. Close up shot of children talking to boy with pram. Back view, kids round pram. 'Vyskinsky' Guy Fawkes in foreground. Small boy lights fuse on giant firework behind everyone's back. Close up shot of 'Vyskinsky' Guy. Firework smouldering. Kids running away from prom with giant firework about to explode. Firework explodes. Several shots of night skies lit with fireworks. Giant bonfire burning across the screen. Several shots of the Guy Fawkes parade - a boat float with people in fancy dress moves past camera. More fireworks at night.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:59:00 / 01:51:35:00
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  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Bonfire Night East End Guy Fawkes Post-Christ history Guy Fawkes My Favourites DICKENS FILM London On Film: East End London Life Guy Fawkes East End London Post-war Poverty
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