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  • Short Summary

    May Day procession - crowning of the May Queen - Maypole dancing.

  • Description

    May day celebrations.

    A procession of girls through an archway of raised arms. Presumably a May Queen. Most of the girls are dressed in white. The May Queen is crowned. C/U - her crown is made of flowers. Morris dancers on a village green. A strange game as men and women dressed as horseback riders (they have costumes which make it look as if they are on horseback) hit a ball around with sticks. A kind of polo I suppose! Country dancing and maypole dancing.

    Traditional village green stuff - location not named.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    856.02
    Media URN:
    14718
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:20:00 / 01:03:30:00
    Canister:
    EP 060

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