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  • Short Summary

    The Marquis of Bath cuts ribbon to declare bath bridge free from tolls, Bath, North Somerset.

  • Description

    Bath, North Somerset (formerly Avon).

    Full titles read: "ABOLISH ALL TOLLS ! - Marquis of Bath - by the simple ceremony of cutting a tape - declares Bath Bridges free of tolls."

    M/S of the Marquis of Bath with other dignitaries (one looks like the mayor), large crowds stand in the background. L/S of the mayor giving speech, and handing the Marquis a large knife. L/S of the Marquis raising his hand and cuts the ribbon.

    L/S of procession through street, led by a man in robes in strange hat, he also holds up a very large sword. Numerous carnival style decorations can be seen hanging from buildings. C/U of plaque which reads: "FREED FROM TOLL 20TH DAY OF JUNE 1929."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    794.06
    Media URN:
    35971
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:14:00 / 01:08:25:00
    Canister:
    G 1618

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "(one looks like the mayor)" - that's Mayor Aubrey Bateman.

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