• Short Summary

    Bizarre Guy Fawkes' night tradition in Devon - men run holding burning barrels.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Playing with Fire".

    Bizarre but dangerous Guy Fawkes custom in Ottery St. Mary, Devon.

    C/U tar and straw inside barrel being set alight. Various shots young men running up and down village street holding aloft the burning barrel.

    Various night shots of Guy Fawkes night bonfire being lit, a crowd watches. Night shots men firing "hang cannons" (look like crude pistols). Various night shots men running holding larger burning barrels. C/U one man rubbing his face with a towel - he is covered in black soot and has nasty burns on his face, looks to be in pain. Narrator makes inappropriately light-hearted comment about man's injury; "he'll be back in the running next year".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1822.14
    Media URN:
    55675
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:49:00 / 01:43:15:00
    Canister:
    65/91

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