1500 students from Manchester take part in rag to raise money for hospitals.
Item title reads - 1,500 students take part in annual merry Shrovetide "rag" in aid of hospitals. Manchester.
M/S as male students in short skirts and jumpers perform a dance routine with other men. C/U of a cameraman filming them. L/S of crowds watching the students who are in various forms of fancy dress. M/S's of them cooking and tossing pancakes. M/S of a man dressed as a little girl, he presents a large bouquet of flowers to another man. M/S as floats parade through the town, one has a banner saying 'Vulgar Boatmen all alms on deck' another 'disarmament boat', people throw money at them. M/S as more floats pass by.