• Short Summary

    Costumed students travel through Glasgow's streets in aid of charity.

  • Description

    Full Title reads: "Scotland - A City held up - Glasgow cheerfully suffers annual 'sack' by 'bandit students' in great Charity 'Rag'."

    (N.B. Parts of the Sound track are missing)

    Glasgow, Scotland.

    Decorated lorries driving down a city street. Dressed up people are walking alongside and hanging off the vehicles. They wear costumes of circus ring masters, clowns etc. Closer shot of two of the young students.

    Other vehicles go past. One of the vehicles has people holding posters which read "This Coax Ain't No Hoax". One of the people is dressed as Perriot, one as a witch, one as Saint George etc.

    Crowds of people are watching from the side of the streets. A couple of Scottish soldiers are standing by. More vehicles are coming through an archway. Closer shot of students standing on top of vehicle.

    (Not sure the following section is part of this story).

    Man in kilt christens car with haggis. Behind him are a group of young men playing bagpipes. A bagpipe band march forward playing. Behind them comes the newly christened car. Two young women are standing on the running boards. The car is towing a caravan. People wave from the caravan.

    There appears to have been a shorter, silent version of this item in Gazette 1887. This is currently missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:00:00 / 01:17:02:00

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