• Short Summary

    Traditional village fete in the village of Champery in Switzerland.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "PAGES FROM THE PAST - In the village of Champery (French Switzerland) where they have revived the songs, dances and costumes of 1830."

    Champery, Switzerland.

    L/S's of procession of crowds of people walking through the picturesque country village. They are all wearing traditional native dress. L/S's of farmers leading cows through the streets, the bells around the cows necks ring as they walk by. L/S of elderly people walking through street.

    Inter title reads: "Some of the dances are reminiscent of the "Merrie England" of a century ago."

    L/S of people dancing around a maypole to the the sound of an accordion.

    Intertitle reads: "Nothing we have however, can compare with this mountain horn."

    M/S of man playing the mournful sound of the mountain horn. Various more shots of the village fete in progress including folk dancing and band playing. The Swiss Alps can be seen in the background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1018.01
    Media URN:
    36794
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:16:00 / 01:02:17:00
    Canister:
    PT 025

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