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  • Short Summary

    Children's historical pageant to celebrate end of First World War, 1919.

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    Peace Celebrations at Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    Children's historical pageant in city streets. Parade in progress. (Lloyds Bank in the background - SL.) Children in costumes; carrying banners. A bunch of boys in school uniforms march; each row holding a long bar which stretches across; and ropes stretch along sides of group, enclosing it.

    Stone Age kids.; dressed in rags and furs - funny. School again. Different sections w/ children depict history of England - Romans coming; Saxons - (with a very tall Saxon). bishop's procession of altar boys during which one kid holds up a model of what looks like a dinosaur on a pole. The 1st charter;- a bunch of peasants . Another group of boys in school uniforms march. Merrie Sarum - this includes a dancing bush (!) and kids in funny jester's hats. Some Elizabethan collars appear. Mayor's procession with banner - 'John Ivie - Mayor'.

    On football pitch w/ crowd round; the Cave Children enter; w/ dead animal hanging on stick. Other groups start to arrive and walk around. Kids skipping back & forth. Slow pan on lots of people on the field's edge. Pan back. DS some officials - Mayor ? other people walking about.

    More of parade in street. Teenage girls march in white uniforms. More costumes; incl. beginning of the Stone Age section; w/ banner 'The Dim Past'.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:06:00 / 01:32:00:00
    ON 165 A

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