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  • Short Summary

    Princess Mary watches exercise displays by children at Police Orphanage in Twickenham.

  • Description

    Princess Mary at Police Orphanage in Twickenham, Middlesex.

    Orphans march onto field. Group of young girls aged about 10-12 give a synchronised baton demonstration which is baton-twirling w/ arm-movements like semaphore. Each girl has 2 batons. Impressive performance; all the girls are right on the beat.

    Then; shot of group of girl orphans sitting on grass in FG; watching other girls dancing on the field. Next; the boys perform gymnastics.

    Shots of Princess Mary standing w/ parasol and of rest of spectators. Princess Mary w/ orphanage director; etc. taking a walk around the grounds.

    Some shots are then repeated.

    Charity. Royalty. Social Services.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2404.21
    Media URN:
    76437
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:00:00 / 01:44:25:00
    Canister:
    ON 317 B

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