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  • Short Summary

    Lord Mayor of Bradford unveils a guillotine and pretends to be beheaded by students. Tinted.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A right royal 'rag'. Boisterous but good humoured students make Socialist Lord Mayor unveil fearsome guillotine and then "behead" him! Bradford, Yorkshire.

    L/S as the mayor is helped up onto the platform by a student dressed as a highwayman, crowds of people stand behind. The mayor pulls the covering off to reveal the guillotine. L/S as the highwayman conducts the rest of the students in a song, they are all wearing fancy dress. M/S as the mayor is put under the guillotine, the blade comes down and up again. He stands up unharmed.

    Note: this item is yellow tinted, there is a black and white version with the same title and footage on *PM0396*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    396.24
    Media URN:
    25179
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:51:00 / 01:55:49:00
    Canister:
    G 1191

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