• Short Summary

    Fancy dress and decorated floats are seen during Titchfield Carnival.

  • Description

    Little Titchfield (near Southampton), Hampshire.

    Film which records the fun and games of Titchfield Carnival. Various decorated houses, people in fancy dress, decorated floats etc. are shown. Various funny costumes. Narrator calls the Carnival is an open air fancy dress party. Shots of floats and costumed carnival goers as they move through the streets. They include someone dressed as Hilda Baker, two children posing as ballroom dancers on the "Come Dancing" float, Carnival Queen, the Titchfield Bonfire Boys etc.

    Shots of a bonfire being constructed then night shots of the parade. Fire is lit as children watch. Funfair at night - various rides.

    There is a claim that Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in Titchfield.

    British Travel Association is given a plug - they recommend Titchfield to tourists who want to get a glimpse of "the sleepy Britain that is disappearing so fast".

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    305.08
    Media URN:
    3644
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:45:00 / 01:48:30:00
    Canister:
    CP 523

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