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  • Short Summary

    Footage of people enjoying fete in Southport, Lancashire.

  • Description

    Southport's charity fete. Lancashire.

    Opens w/ shot of 1 team in tug of war in progress; Closer of same - the team seems to be losing - they are scooting forward. A woman in front has on a short skirt ! Fashion. CU group of people relaxing on the grass - soldiers and women; and young boy wearing Army hat. Shot of wounded soldier w/ arm in sling and the woman w/ the short skirt; walking across park toward cam;they walk past a bicycle; all decorated w/ flowers or something; lying on its side in the grass. Another brief shot tug of war.

    CU woman lights cigarette for wounded soldier. People reclining again. Couple again. Children w/ their prize - winning contest entry in Machines category - - a miniature ship (and sort of like a miniature float). Kids all in sailor costumes. 1 kid is sitting in boat; w/ legs down inside opening (maybe there are pedals inside ?)The couple again. Fairs; games. World War One; homefront.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1920
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:40:00 / 01:11:05:00
    ON 206 N

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  1. Unknown user says

    Having done some research in the local library I think that this film dates to 19 August 1916. An article in the issue of Southport Visiter of that date reads: Today’s Carnival, Sports, and Gymkhana There will be a big attraction at the Central Football Ground this afternoon, when the carnival, sports, and gymkhana in aid of the funds of the Southport and District R A O B, G L E, Motor Ambulance Corps, are to take place. The event promises to prove one of the most interesting of its kind which has been arranged in Southport for some time. During the afternoon the Mayor and Mayoress will attend the proceedings, and it is expected that they will be accompanied by Lord Derby and suite. There are no fewer than over 350 entries for the various events, which include scholar’s races (girls and boys), scouts’ mile race, cadets’ equipment race, skipping competition for nurses, numerous events for wounded soldiers, and Vulcan Motor Works championship races. There is also to be a fancy dress…

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