With Medieval Pageantry 1932

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    Full title reads: "With Medieval Pageantry. Knights Templars - reminding us of Crusader days - attend service in centuries-old ruins of Finchdale Priory."

    Finchdale Priory, 4 miles north of Durham City.

    Vergers, vicars and choirboys lead procession around grounds of Priory.

    Boy Scouts follow in the parade and they are followed by representatives of the Knights Templars of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The garb of the Knights includes a long white cape emblazoned with a double cross and a small round hat also carrying the cross. They wear sashes under their cloaks and have swords on their belts. They are followed by Cub Scouts carrying flags. It is raining, some of the people in the small crowd hold umbrellas.

    View of procession through arched doorway in priory ruins.

    Shots of the religious service taking place in the ruins of the Priory.

    One of the Templars gives a flourish of his sword as he leads off the procession. He and his colleagues have some difficulty getting their swords back in their sheaths.

    Shot through an empty archway we see the procession walk off.

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