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    Manchester students' annual shrove Tuesday Rag Parade.

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    Title: "The Rag of Rags. Manchester students gather record sum for hospitals in Annual Shrove Tuesday 'Rag'."

    Various high angled shots of a parade of students in fancy dress coming up a crowd lined street; some ride horses, others are on trucks, people look out of the windows of a tram that is stuck in the middle of the crowds. The students are dressed as clowns, harlequins and pirates, some throw flour bombs into the crowds. M/S of a group of students in fancy dress on the back of a truck, a large sign hangs above them reading - 'Have you got your colour blind test?' M/S of a group of students dressed as pirates; they wave their wooden cutlasses at the camera. M/S of a group of students dressed as monks; they toss fake pancakes in frying pans.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:37:00 / 01:18:32:00
    G 1269

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  1. Unknown user says

    This seems to be on Oxford Road. The camera is looking towards the junction with Grosvenor Street. The Grosvenor Picture Palace is at the top right of the frame and is still there today. Manchester University is further along the road.

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