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  • Short Summary

    Traditional procession in Chester before the opening of the Assizes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "As in the Olden Days. Attended by javelin men and trumpeters, Judge Fraser attends service before opening the Assizes".

    Chester, Cheshire.

    Various shots of a procession of men coming out of a church / cathedral. Some of the men carry poles or maces. Some wear ceremonial robes and britches. C/U of two buglers playing a fanfare. More shots of men coming out of church / cathedral, including man in ermine robes - Judge Fraser. M/S procession of men in tricorne hats and carrying javelins. A horse drawn carriages follows them.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:15:35. Some shots men going into church / cathedral. M/S of several men in ermine robes being helped out of car - Judge Fraser and entourage. More smartly dressed men wait on the pavement to greet them. Panning shot follows Judge Fraser as he enters the church / cathedral. Panning shot follows group of men in robes, wigs and cocked hats as they enter church. Some carry javelins, maces and swords.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:18:06:00
    G 1343

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