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    Sir A. Griffith Boscawen and Phyllis Dereham marry in Bray and villagers attend in fancy dress.

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    Item title reads - A Village Carnival. Villagers in fancy costumes attend wedding of Sir A. Griffith Boscawen and Miss Phyllis Dereham. Bray, Wicklow, Ireland.

    We see various guests dressed in different costumes ranging from clowns to French aristocracy. M/S of the couple coming out of church, C/U of them standing together.

    December 2010: There was a discussion about whether this clip is Bray on Thames, and not in Ireland.

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    British Pathé
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    01:54:53:00 / 01:56:08:00
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  1. dutchboy says

    My Grandmother, Edith Earle arranged this carnival in Bray, BERKSHIRE (England). This is recorded in her memoir "My Luck" published in 2009. The wedding was incidental to the carnival which had been arranged months before. The co-incidence of the events was exploited by the Bray villagers much to the bewilderment of the elderly conservative minister and his young bride.

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  2. @markjinks says

    Yes this is not Ireland, the brides family came from Rawdon Hall, Holyport, Bray. This is the one as mentioned previously, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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  3. charlesthresh says

    I am quite sure this is Bray in Berkshire. I own the Dower House, which is the building covered in ivy on the right in the opening shot. That shot is looking down Church Drive away from the Church as people arrive for the wedding. The next shot is looking back towards the Church with the Dower House on the left, obscured by ivy. The view beyond is undoubtedly Bray Church. In the foreground is the Yew tree that is still there. The third shot is looking West along the High Street, somewhere between the Hinds Head and Church Drive, as the revellers move away from the Church. Not sure where the house is that the newlyweds emerge from.

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