• Short Summary

    Druids await first rays of midsummer sun to start ritual which acclaims the longest day.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DRUIDS HAIL THE DAWN".

    Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    General view of Stonehenge at dawn - sun rising, Pagans gathered for the ceremony which acclaims the longest day. Long shot of the Pagan ceremony of Hailing the Dawn. Sightseers standing on stones. Chief Druid dropping wand. Side shot, small dog in centre of circle walks over to wand lifter, sniffs and walks away. Close up shot of Chief Druid. Side view, Chief Druid getting ready to perform rite. Flame burning. Drinking ceremony. People looking on. Chief Druid lifts wand. Man bowing on top of stones. Long view of the ceremony amidst stones. Sun rising over Stonehenge. Man lifts head, looks round and disappears behind rock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1430.34
    Media URN:
    46612
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:24:00 / 01:55:19:00
    Canister:
    48/51

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