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  • Short Summary

    Great footage of people having fun on fairground rides at Hereford May Fair.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Hereford May Fair.' (Hereford and Worcester.)

    Very entertaining shots of funfair rides set up in street, including one w/ swing seats hanging from a large spinning spool. Various shots of this ride in motion; then w/ a new group of people getting on.

    Pan over street blocked off for fair; w/ many tents set up; crowds swarming about. Bumper or dodgem cars. Carousel / merry-go-round. A giant circular slide built around a big model of a lighthouse (helter skelter); Closer shot of bottom of slide: people coming down it; sliding toward camera; laughing (looks like good fun - some people fall right off the end!). People trying to walk on a bridge which is bouncing and shaking (cakewalk).

    Amusement park; recreation; fun; silly; wacky; fairground. Festivals.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:20:46:00
    ON 343 F

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