• Short Summary

    Parade through the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the birth of the Bard.

  • Description

    Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

    Various shots of a procession to commemorate the birth of William Shakespeare. C/Us of people spectating, people in the procession and of flags of many nations which line the route. Narrator recounts some of the history of Stratford and of the Bard.

    Procession begins at Shakespeare's Memorial Theatre and passes through the town to Shakespeare's house. The Mayor of Stratford, Councillor Mrs Waldron, gives the signal to unfurl the flags. Shots of the flags and C/U of a shield bearing the inscription "Sweden".

    The procession ends at Holy Trinity Church where flowers are laid at the grave of Shakespeare.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    61.24
    Media URN:
    1447
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:07:00 / 01:36:44:00
    Canister:
    CP 126

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