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  • Short Summary

    Liverpool students have their Rag Day. Merseyside.

  • Description

    Students Rag Day in Liverpool, Lancashire (now Merseyside).

    MS as a procession of teenage boys come marching along carrying umbrellas and other items including a sign 'The Sacrifice of Sister Jane', a tall pole; and an effigy of Sister Jane; wrapped in white sheets with a one-dimensional crown on her head made of paper.

    Some of the boys wear costumes: white robes or coats; top hats or tall cylindrical hats of cardboard, fake wigs and moustaches.

    They march around in street for a while. Then shot of a few of them on a platform with the effigy, one boy speaking through home-made megaphone.

    Shots of a few of the boys putting on some kind of performance; and shots of other boys watching and laughing, crowd of adult townspeople in background. They set fire to the effigy; dousing it with petrol to make a bonfire; then dance gleefully around the flames in a circle.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1930
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:13:00 / 01:10:39:00
    ON 284 F

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