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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Grand Fete in aid of hospital fund.

  • Description

    This is a duplicate copy of item 1878.55 - check for best quality.

    Festival; entertainment. Grand Fete Leyton;

    Aerial shots of cricket match in progress. Then DS panning over festival grounds with crowd standing round a large oval area where races are being run; some other people walk about or stand in small groups. fairly close view of entertainers on stage; with a few audience members - man and some kids -- and a couple musicians -- in FG. On stage 3 comedians walking around in a row acting silly - slapstick; 3-stooges like. Woman (performer Hetty King) dressed in army uniform but with skirt to the knees; she is singing a song; with funny movements. Music hall type.

    CU King speaking; laughing. King with soldiers; she shakes hands; kisses them; jokes with them; etc. Silly race; with the contestants coming toward camera like a bunch of clowns; very Monty Python-like; with all manner of silly walks; or runs. Hetty is in the lead. Shot of some of the guys fallen on the ground; with another man leaning over; 'listening' to the foot of one of the fallen. home front; World War One.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:15:00 / 01:06:28:00
    ON 075 A

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