• 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 Pathe
    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. jamied says

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

  2. 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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