• Short Summary

    Children celebrate their own day and crown their own Queen in Leeds.

  • Description

    Leeds, Yorkshire.

    LV. Susan Clarkson, Queen of the Leeds Children's Day, descending the steps of the Town Hall in Leeds. SCU. Children in crowd. SV. Susan arrives at the bottom of the steps - a small page is standing in front of her carrying her crown. Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman Joseph Hiley, standing to the right. SCU. Lord Mayor and Susan smiling at camera. GV. Crowds outside the Town Hall. SV. Susan climbs into an open top car and sits down ready for drive around the town.

    TV. Procession of cars coming down street lined with people. The procession is being led by a band marching in front. TV. Nearer shot of the band. TV. Camera pans as the car carrying Susan passes by. TV. Floats following in procession - the P.T. tableau leading. TV. Nearer shot as the P.T. float passes - acrobat doing figure on horizontal bars, camera pans back to the members of P.T. team seated in the back. TV. Procession moving along the road.

    GV. Crowds at Roundhay Park where the Queen is crowned and various displays take place. SV. Vanner in the park reading 'Pathe News is Here Today'. SCU. Group of girls seated on the grass, one of the girls adjusting her skirt. SV. The Mayoress Mrs Hiley crowns Susan. CU. The Mayoress places crown on Susan's head. CU. Susan seated upon stand on the middle of the park smiling after the crowning ceremony. BV. The Lord Mayor making his speech from the stand where the Queen is seated, & CU. LV. Camera pans as the Queen, accompanied by two pages holding the train, walks round the grounds in front of the crowds. SV. Camera pans with Queen.

    GV. Line of young children running out on the ground to perform in one of the displays. Camera pans to another line of children running. GV. Young children running in line to perform. CU. Small girl looking on. GV. Children dancing round maypole in massed display. SV. Crowd looking on, some wearing paper hats to protect them from the sun. LV. Camera pans as the maypole dance continues. CU. Young girl in crowd.

    GV. Massed P.T. display in progress. CU. Small girl with parents in crowd, they are eating. LV. As the children P.T. display continues. GV. Camera pans as the children laying on their backs pedalling in the air during display. CU. Young by in crowd looking on. GV. Camera pans as the children still lying o their backs and continue their display. LV. The display continues as children raise first one leg and then the other in the air. CU. Girl sitting putting her hands over her eyes as she watches display. Camera pans as boys perform on horses during the gymnastic display.

    SV. Queen Susan driving round the ground in open top car waving to the people at the end of the display. Boys and girls sitting in the field as the car drives round.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene E.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:17:00 / 01:32:36:00

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