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  • Short Summary

    Traditional Battle of Flowers held in St Helier, Jersey.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. Heliers [sic]. 'As Nice as Nice!" Fun - fast and furious - at Jersey's famous Carnival and Battle of Flowers."

    St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

    Young boys dressed as sailors pull small float decorated with flowers to look like a boat. In it sits a young girl. Float decorated as a house with young boy dressed as Santa Claus / Father Christmas stuck in the chimney. Float decorated as Roman chariot with two flower horses pulling it.

    Larger floats travel round the arena. One float is decorated in memory of the soldiers of WW1. One looks like a Viking longboat.

    The Battle of Flowers starts. People in crowd and people on floats start throwing flowers at each other. Flowers are torn from the floats and thrown at the crowd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    729.05
    Media URN:
    6549
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:56:00 / 01:06:15:00
    Canister:
    33/63

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