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  • Short Summary

    David Lloyd George crowns little girl May Queen in Llandudno, Wales.

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    Llandudno, Wales.

    Title: "May's last May Queen. Whole town en fete to greet pretty Joyce Payne".

    Low angled shot of a carnival float, a man dressed in Regency costume helps a little girl onto a chair. She carries a bourquet and wears a long white cloak, that the man has to drape over the back of the chair. Various C/Us of the angelic looking little girl smiling at the camera - the May Queen. Panning shot follows the float as it drives down a crowd lined street.

    Intertitle: "Not forgotten!"

    M/S of the horse drawn float coming to a standstill. The May Queen is helped off the float. She walks towards a war memorial, two boys dressed as pages hold her cloak, another carries a wreath. The May Queen and her attendants lay the wreath on the memorial, a policeman waves back a crowd that is blocking the procession's way.

    Intertitle: "Mr. Lloyd George - now much in the public eye - crowned her".

    M/S of David Lloyd George, leader of the Liberal Party, places a floral crown on the May Queen's head. He kisses her hand and laughs at the camera.

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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:
    01:57:24:00 / 01:59:29:00
    G 1298

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