• Short Summary

    Start of Irish Hospital Pigeon Derby in Dublin, on King's Bridge.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Irish Pigeon Derby".

    Dublin, Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).

    Irish Hospital Sweepstakes Pigeon Derby. Various shots of crates of pigeons being unloaded from ship in harbour. The crates are then driven through city on the back of a van.

    The crates of birds are laid out on the esplanade of King's Bridge . M/S of women filming with cine-camera. Crowds of people watch the event. A person in fancy dress stands next to each crate, waiting to release the birds. Some of the men are even dressed as pigeons! The crates each have signs, showing the birds represent different areas (e.g. North Staffordshire Federation). Various shots of pigeons being released.

    M/S of Dublin's Lord Mayor and Miss Martin receiving gifts of pigeon's eggs from girl dressed in pigeon suit.

    Note: not sure who Miss Martin is - an Irish celebrity, a debutante perhaps?

    Note: story may have originally made for Dublin distribution.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    941.05
    Media URN:
    14036
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1937
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:05:00 / 01:10:23:00
    Canister:
    37/43

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