• Short Summary

    Crowning of the British Gypsy King.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A GYPSY CORONATION".

    Baildon.

    Carriages with Romany Gipsies on arriving for the ceremony of coronation of the British Gypsy King. A man to be crowned is sitting on the dais surrounded by several Gypsies - they are all wearing traditional costumes. Large crowd gathered around looking on. The The man rises and speaks (natural sound) - two women behind him playing Gypsy music, one is playing fiddle and the other accordion. The speech sounds like some sort of traditional Gypsy routine - he asks a question and they answer. He is 'crowned' with a large hat with feathers on. Several women bow before he leaves his throne quite happy followed by women - Gypsies singing around.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    931.45
    Media URN:
    16011
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:34:00 / 01:40:28:00
    Canister:
    37/69

Comments (2)

  1. imagetaker1 says

    The place is BAILDON, West Riding of Yorkshire! Not Basildon where my post used to go in the 60-70's please correct

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  2. jamied says

    Baildon still needs adding to the tags, and Basildon removing!

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