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  • Short Summary

    Girls in strange costumes for charity pageant scurry round outside of building.

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    Charity Pageant - Camberwell, London.

    Girls walking around corner of a brick building (bleak looking day; bare trees) dressed in all manner of strange costumes - they are on their way to a theatre for a Charity Pageant; and they seem to be portraying people through the ages.

    Leading are some 17th - 18th century ladies; then a girl carrying a pole with a picture of some woman on it. A girl in a long white belted gown and a headband; some sort of Grecian vestal virgin? There are a few girls dressed as men; including one in Robin Hood outfit; carrying an arrow and a flute or recorder. Along with her walk several shepherdesses with ruffled caps carrying flowering branches. Behind them there is someone with some fish on a string. A Knight or crusader or two; a girl with a sort of Viking head dress. Some in Church costumes; and a goddess of some sort in robes draped round her; a crown; and a big golden pendant. A couple people in big weird conical things; like fir trees (look like smiling, walking Christmas trees! - SL).

    A girl with a pyramid on her head. Another in a chef outfit;carrying a silver platter cover. All in all; a bizarre mixture. The funny thing besides the costumes is that they are scurrying and hurrying along in them; almost running; and they make such a contrast to the drab setting. Ends with a CU of a door in the building. (?)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:37:00 / 01:40:45:00
    ON 078 F

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