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    Item title reads - Pathe News Special. Festival in Coventry.

    M/S statue of Lady Godiva. M/S Ann Wrigg as Godiva, shots of cars and bicycles heading for Coventry. C/U boy with Union Jack flag in his mouth. C/U as mayor, Councillor Harry Weston, waves as he drives past in car. C/U Miss Coventry, Beryl Davies, waving. C/U of her. L/S crowds, pan along them. M/S elephant with castle attached to its back, there are other elephants behind it in the parade. C/U girl with dummy. M/S clergyman leading choir boys. Various shots choir boys.

    Various shots Lady Godiva riding on her horse. Pan from bomb site to back view of Miss Wrigg. L/S panning shot crowds. Various shots pikemen walking in the parade. Various shots suffragettes marching. M/S Freemen in the parade. Various shots of parade. C/U children. M/S girl dressed as Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I. L/S people on roof watching, pan to others looking out of window. M/S Lady Godiva riding along. M/S of her through keyhole. Various shots as she rides along. M/S sign 'Down with Women Weavers'. M/S man playing Josiah Beck, who got into trouble for employing women, he has to ride backwards on horse so he can't see Godiva. M/S people dressed as monks. M/S serfs walking along.

    M/S floats in the parade. M/S woman using spinning wheel. M/S float which reads 'Cotton for Coventry'. C/U pan textile loom in action. M/S textile float, pan to man dressed as John Bull. C/U little girl with streamer. Procession of modern cars go down street. C/U pan Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's car driving along. M/S old car driving past, people wave from it. M/S man getting on penny farthing bicycle. M/S men riding old bicycles. M/S man and woman on tandem. M/S women laughing. M/S old bike. C/U's men putting spectacles on. M/S Lady Godiva riding along. M/S woman with stick in her hand, her husband sits beside her, he has his eye bandaged from where she hit him for looking at Lady Godiva.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:33:00 / 01:29:20:00
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    Multimedia The Queen's UK visits Coventry
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