Children's historical pageant to celebrate end of First World War. 1918 or 1919?
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'.