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  • Short Summary

    Cambridge's 'May Eight' rowing week is opened by a mop fight between students in punts.

  • Description

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

    Intertitle: "A MERRY MOP FIGHT inaugurates the 'May Eight' Week".

    The Oxbridge rowing eights week is resumed after a break of 6 years, much to the joy of the undergraduates and their families.

    L/S of a crowd of people assembled on the banks of the River Cam. In the foreground, students in punts try and knock each other in the water using mops. The people on the bank clap and cheer. Various shots of the mop fight, several students end up in the river.

    Note: Flash frame of intertitle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    210.34
    Media URN:
    21810
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:29:00 / 01:46:11:00
    Canister:
    G 670

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