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  • Short Summary

    Strange costumes and floats form part of the attraction at Annual Hospital Carnival.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Coventry en Fete. Humorous & picturesque tableaux form main attraction of Annual Hospital Carnival."

    Coventry, West Midlands.

    Adults dressed in humorous costumes as Victorian schoolchildren sit at desks an stage in field. Man dressed as teacher runs towards them.

    Men sit on float. They are blacked up to look Indian and are dressed like Indian peasants, or possibly followers of the Indian cotton boycott. A sign on their float reads "Make Hospital float back Gandhi's coat."

    People on a float dressed in medieval costume, they appear to be working a circular saw.

    High angle shot of parade through crowd lined street. People throw coins as men walk along with blankets. Men in costume follow on horseback. A group of women in white walk after them.

    A large float decorated with flowers travels in the parade.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    679.17
    Media URN:
    5078
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:08:00 / 01:22:38:00
    Canister:
    32/52

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