• Short Summary

    Harvest festivals with a difference - scientific inventions are included in Battersea, a toy service is held in Titchfield, and the grape harvest is celebrated in Italy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Festival of Harvest. Ceremonies in England and Italy.

    St. Peter's church, Battersea. M/S as procession of altar boys and clergy, including the vicar H. G. Kelsey, walk towards the church. Sailors carry a wheat sheaf and children carry harvest baskets of fruit and bread. The vicar also believes that science and its benefits should be part of the harvest. M/S as boys carry a wireless set, model aeroplane and railway engine towards the church. A little girl goes into the church. M/S procession of naval cadets following. C/U of choir boys holding a large pumpkin, M/S of the boys holding the wireless set and aeroplane. M/S of a little girl holding a basket and crying her eyes out. M/S pan across children with their baskets.

    M/S of St. Peter's church in Titchfield, Hampshire. The camera pans down to a crowd of people gathered outside for the toy service. M/S of procession of choir boys and clergy walking through the streets. Various shots of children with their toys, they include a dolls' house and teddy bear. M/S of a fireman holding a toy engine. M/S of the vicar looking at their toys as they go in. Various shots as people file into the church.

    Italy. M/S of a procession celebrating the grape harvest. Various shots as people ride on floats covered in grapes. M/S of a huge bottle of wine, M/S as real wine is poured. Various shots of the fun and celebrations.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:18:00 / 01:11:34:00

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