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  • Short Summary

    Billy Merson dressed as a judge, amuses all at the contest for Dunmow Flitch.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Lord Justice" Billy Merson presides at historic contest for the Dunmow Flitch."

    Ilford, Essex

    M/S long procession of people with men at the front carrying something on their shoulders. The crowd on either side are waved away by officials. Some men are dressed as judges and barristers in robes and wigs. Billy Merson stands in a line with others - he wears a judge's wig and he points and wags a finger in a mock accusing fashion to the people on either side of him. He also scratches his head,as if the wig is uncomfortable.

    Note: He looks as if he says, ' I told you so...' - quirky item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    684.30
    Media URN:
    33045
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:51:00 / 01:55:55:00
    Canister:
    G 1405

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