• Short Summary

    Bands play to large crowds at a rally in Trafalgar Square to launch Christian Aid Week.

  • Description

    London.

    Rally to launch Christian Aid Week of 1965 in Trafalgar Square. Lots of young people walk into Trafalgar Square. Many of them carry guitars and other musical instruments. There were 28,000 people at the rally. A folk group sit on a wall and start to play their instruments. Various shots of beatnik youths and the crowds.

    Various shots of some of the bands that are entertaining the crowd. They include a parson who is "with it" called Reverend John Peers who plays the guitar and sings. The Countrymen play a tune then the Ian Campbell Folk Group take the stage.

    Ian Campbell Folk Group then play in a local church "calling forth the Christian charity that the world requires". They sing "When I Needed a Neighbour" - we see the whole song, good shots of the band and in the church setting. Two vicars sit on a pews nodding their heads and tapping their feet to the music.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    311.10
    Media URN:
    3680
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:29:00 / 01:56:56:00
    Canister:
    CP 547

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