• Short Summary

    The annual ceremony of the "mop fair" in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Description

    Stratford-on-Avon (or Stratford-upon-Avon), Warwickshire.

    Shots of old Tudor buildings of Stratford. Narrator speaks of how rural Britain abounds with ancient traditions. Footage of the "Mop Fair" in Stratford. Various shots of fairground rides including a view from the big wheel showing the fair stretching out down the main street. Various rides are seen as the narrator explains the history of the Mop Fair.

    Local dignitaries including the Mayor and Town Cryer stand in the Town Square making traditional addresses and we see a sign for a "Pig Roast" then see the little piggy on the spit.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    481.07
    Media URN:
    4581
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:06:00 / 01:54:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 742

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