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    Fairground attractions at the Theatrical Garden Party, Royal Hospital Gardens, Chelsea.

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    Title: "Royal Hospital Gardens, Chelsea. HIGH JINKS OFF THE STAGE. All the fun of the Fair at the Theatrical Garden Party".

    Panning L/S of thronging mass of people milling about between marquees in a large garden. M/S of crowd gathered around two men shouting through loud speakers outside a marquee. M/S of a woman sitting astride a large, slippery, cylinder with a horse's head - she tries to shuffle along from one end to the other but falls off half way along. M/S of a man dressed as a comical ringmaster shouting, behind him are a row of girls on hobby horses.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:38:37. More crowd scenes. M/S of the ringmaster leading a line of girls on hobby horses through the crowd. More girls are seen trying to get across slippery cylinder horse, revealing tantalising glimpses of petty coats - lots of shots of this, for some reason the cameraman must of liked it! Some shots of a carousel.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:47:00 / 01:43:49:00
    G 1305

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