• Short Summary

    The opening of the Welsh Eisteddfod, the boys for the Duke of York's camp assemble at Buckingham Palace, the start of a pigeon race and the marriage of band leader Harry Roy.

  • Description

    Caenarvon Castle, Wales - Buckingham Palace. - Selby, Yorkshire - Caxton Hall, London.

    WS. tilt down Caenarvon Castle to see the outer courtyard with the Welsh Eisteddfod ceremony of the Gorsedd of the parliament of the Welsh bards. WS. a procession of Druids headed by their banner as they move into the stone circle. Behind the banner is the horn of plenty and the sacred sword. WS. the Arch Druid. WS. the Druids assembled in the courtyard as the Gorsedd trumpeter blows his challenge pan and see the Arch Druid standing on the logon stone. LS. the sacred sword is unsheathed and the arch druid calls "is it peace" to which the multitude replies "peace" WS. singing of the Welsh National Anthem.
    Buckingham Palace, Boys assemble for the Duke of York's Camp: WS. boys arriving in the courtyard of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace before leaving for the Duke of York's camp. WS. the boys waiting before boarding the buses that will take them to Southwold. MS. two boys entertaining themselves as they wait, one has a violin and the other a guitar. WS. boys in the courtyard. WS. hundreds of boys gathered together. WS. boys and their luggage. WS. the boys leaving the courtyard.
    Selby, Eighty thousand pigeons liberated: WS. pigeon baskets lined up by a goods train. CU. pigeons inside a basket. MS. man adjusting the baskets. WS. men releasing the pigeons from their baskets. WS. pigeons starting off on their race. WS. looking up to sky which is filled with birds. LS. young girls watching pigeons leave. WS. birds flying out of baskets.
    Caxton Hall: WS. street packed with fans. WS. crowd. WS. band leader Harry Roy and his bride Elizabeth Brook the daughter of Raja of Sarawak looking out through window to the crowd he leans over and kisses her. WS. newly married couple leaving the a Westminster Registry Office - members of Harry's band playing latest composition "Sarawaki I love you". MS. Harry & wife as they make their way through a crowd to car. VS. the wedding car with a mounted police escort makes its way though as the crowds the commentator wishes Harry "Hotcha Cha".
    Hendon, RAF plane crash: WS. the railway bridge where the RAF pilots brought down their plane. LS. the mangled remains of the plane. WS. police and rail workers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:04:00 / 01:30:25:00

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