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    Full title reads: "'Ye Merrie Month of Maye' and Mother did wake little 12 year old Nora Glover early to be crowned 'Queen of the May' - at 6 am."

    Walworth Road, London.

    Children - mainly dressed in white - helped into open lorry. The lorry moves off, a small crowd has gather to see the children on their way. A horsedrawn carriage follows after the lorry and then a parade of girl guides and brownies. This is a parade for the Queen of May - the retiring Queen travels in the carriage. Bunting is hanging in the streets.

    Children walk in parade. Two boys lead a procession of girls all dressed in white and with little flowery head dresses. The voiceover goes on about how wonderful these May Day British customs are.

    The new May Queen - Nora Glover - is crowned by her predecessor.

    C/U May Queen

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4941
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    673.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:24:00 / 01:09:41:00
    Canister:
    32/35
    Sort Number:
    32/035
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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