• Short Summary

    Wine growers celebrate a festival with parades, costumes and dancing.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " The "Fete des vignerons" (wine growers fete). 2,000 performers in pastoral festival held every 22 years since 16th century."

    Vevey, Switzerland

    M/S people dressed in costumes of olden day - some as soldiers in 17th century dress - tights, leather jerkins, baggy trousers to the knee, plumed hats and carrying pikes. They are seen entering an arena through an archway. L/S from above, show men and women in costume involved in various displays and dancing in traditional manner watched by large crowds seated round an arena. A Swiss flag hangs over the arena. Shots of large floats pulled by horses walking round the arena, with girls performing a maypole display, and others gathering for the close of the festival.

    Note: country dancing sequence.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:26:00 / 01:53:13:00
    G 1422

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event seen here took place from 1-9 August 1927.

    Location of "Vevy" should read Vevey.

    NOTE: The 1955 "Fete des Vignerons" can be seen in clip 539.20.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for pointing out the error.

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