• Short Summary

    All the fun of the student rag, with pram pushing, tiddlywinks and piano smashing.

  • Description

    Sloane Square, London.

    Students from London Universities raise money for charities by performing various stunts in their annual rag. The Pathe camera follows a pram race, with one student with a potty on his head, one in pyjamas, and a girl sucking a lolly sitting in a pram. We also follow a tiddlywinks race in Kensington High Street, where the students are seen trying to get a tiddlywink back from a drain, and try to prise the drain cover off with an umbrella. A group of students push a piano into a derelict area and smash it up.

    There are also rock climbers crawling along Regent Street, as if it were a mountain climb, searching for holds on the railings. There is a long line of bemused onlookers . Two students chuck rubbish out of a rubbish cart, while the rubbish man in cloth cap nods. Others 'fish' from a drain and catch some nice fish and a kipper! The students smash the piano and dance in a ring. Some student girls leap and cheer. We see more of the pram race, with nice shot at the end of the Pathe cameraman being pushed along in the pram taking a shot from the point of view of 'baby'.

    Note : see also CP 487 Cuts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:16:00 / 01:31:46:00
    CP 487

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