• Short Summary

    Ancient Fair hosts Britain's best beard competition.

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    Hayward's Heath, Sussex

    M/S barrel organ with woman turning it dressed in comic dress another holds out collection tin. Woman selling balloons. Small boy dressed as a king buys a balloon. M/S tableau of St Trinians on back of lorry. Two boys watching, one dressed as a Russian the other as a guardsman. M/S man dressed on knight on horseback goes through crowds. Another comic gladiator is dragged through on a horse on wheels. A woman dressed in bonnet and shawl fills tankard with beer from a barrel. M/S man drinks - he's taking part in All-Sussex Ale Quaffing championship. (The winner downed 3 pints in 28 seconds.)

    Woman wearing giant head collects money from spectators. M/S group of men, all bearded. Woman comes into group and starts pulling beards (to check they're real). This is a best beard competition. The man in the yellow hat (58secs-1min03) is Denzil Spears. John Curryer is wearing a pointed green hat (58secs-59secs). One contestant combs his beard whilst a woman holds up a small mirror. Another man brushes his beard and another has his beard measured. Shots of crowd applauding. M/S man with beard gets on rostrum and then followed by all the other bearded men. The winner is local man Dudley Partridge.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:25:00 / 01:10:22:00
    CP 076

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