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