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  • Short Summary

    Mitcham Fair in Surrey is opened for the first time by a lady - Mrs Hallowes.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Mitcham Fair opened, for the first time in its history, by a woman - Mrs Hallowes. Surrey.

    L/S of many people surrounding a platform, we see the fair in the background. M/S of a man holding the giant key, Mrs Hallowes is stood on the platform with him and other officials, she is holding a bouquet of flowers. M/S of Mrs Hallowes sat on the merry-go-round, L/S as the camera pans across the fairground full of people and rides.

    Note: a yellow tinted version of this item exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    416.29
    Media URN:
    19736
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:26:00 / 01:55:10:00
    Canister:
    G 1216

Comments (1)

  1. WadeMitcham says

    Mrs Hallowes was District Chairman in 1925. Mitcham was an Urban District then. In 1935, after Mitcham became a borough, the fair was opened by a mayor.

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