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    Members of the Eccentric Club; c.1920.

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    Eccentric Club.

    Probably London.

    4 horses pull a Coach through the street in London; at a fast speed; it is rounding curve; approaching camera. People stand on side of street staring; and no wonder; the occupants are a weird and wacky bunch - the coach is crowded with men wearing old fashioned Victorian (well maybe some stuff is Edwardian which isn't so long before) costumes - one man is in drag; in women's bonnet & dress. Cut to the coach pulling up outside a building with balcony. CU silly men in coach. Elderly bald and fat man climbing down.

    CU the Eccentric Club members standing around outside having a little party with alcoholic beverages; looking festive; lifting mugs of beer - or ale - as if they're proposing a toast. Some of them have rather long hair - then of course there's the man in drag who has a lady's wig under that ruffled bonnet.

    CU Bald man and another facing each other with drinks - the bald man has a small wine glass; and other has a beer mug. The other man sort of bows; they raise glasses; lean back and drink. In background the drag queen is leaning against a birdcage; and a man who looks like Oscar Wilde stands looking towards camera. This all is a bit bizarre and looks like some Dickens story dream world.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:44:00 / 01:10:22:00
    ON 129 K

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