• Short Summary

    Many cheers and jeers came from a highly amused crowd, May 23 as the ancient local custom of publicly weighing the town mayor and Corporation - performed annually - was carried out at High Wycombe, U.

  • Description

    Many cheers and jeers came from a highly amused crowd, May 23 as the ancient local custom of publicly weighing the town mayor and Corporation - performed annually - was carried out at High Wycombe, U.K.

    The Mayor was weighed in to the traditional accompaniment of "God Save the Queen" and the ringing of a bell by the Town Crier. He tipped the scales at 13 stone, 2 lbs, into the chair then went the Lady Mayoress - she weighed 10 stone, 10 lbs. The local member of Parliament was also weighed.

    A great ovation was accorded those who had lost weight during their term of office, an indication that they had worked hard on town affairs!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2NV1I7IUI9EUV3QXCP93HR5K4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NV1I7IUI9EUV3QXCP93HR5K4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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