Manchester University students toss pancakes and collect money during their Shrove Tuesday Rag.
Full titles read: "Shrove Tuesday Rag - Merry students gather fine "harvest" for the Hospitals."
M/S of the Mayor making a speech on the steps of a building; M/S of a crowd of university students in fancy dress cheering. M/S of a large man (dressed in a kind of Buster Brown costume of a white shirt, black shorts and ankle socks) walking arm in arm with a man in drag under an arch of frying pans, held aloft by students dressed as chefs and carrying collection boxes. Several more costumed students follow.
M/S panning across a line of students, tossing pancakes with their frying pans plus any other implements at hand - a rake, an umbrella; a large crowd watches. C/U of 'Buster Brown' with a lovely young girl in a cloche hat; while she talks he edges nearer then kisses her - a big smacker on the cheek! Great shot for illustrating the 'crazy' late '20s. She wags her finger at him.