• Short Summary

    Quirky fun item about wedding between showgirl and chimp trainer at Billy Smart's circus.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Circus Wedding".

    Leeds, Yorkshire.

    Marriage between two employees of Billy Smart's circus. L/S Holy Trinity Church. C/U church notice board. M/S clown arriving with groom, chimp trainer Danny Ashcroft. M/S bride, circus showgirl Joan Burnell arriving, preceded by vicar and Rev Dr. Donald Omand (official circus chaplain). M/S baby elephant outside the church. Crowd come out of church and walk under arch made by drum majorettes. C/U Danny and Joan, a small boy gives Joan a lucky horseshoe. Joan throws her bouquet to the bridesmaids, the happy couple then get in carriage drawn by baby elephant at set off down street.

    L/S wedding reception in circus ring. C/U Reverend Omand being cuddled by one of Danny's chimps M/S clown stops the baby elephant from taking food from the table C/U one of Danny's chimps sitting on the table beside the cake as the happy couple prepare to cut it. The cake is in the shape of a big top. Quirky and fun!

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:25:00 / 01:20:46:00

Comments (1)

  1. claireburnell says

    the leeds circus wedding is my auntie joan my dads sister .

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