• Short Summary

    Lots of strange costumes on show as people in Belgium enjoy a Summer festival.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Braine Le Comte. They do love a Carnival! Happy revellers - in ancient & picturesque costumes - from all parts of Belgium, form one joyous procession in annual Summer Festival."

    Braine Le Comte, Belgium.

    Procession walks down town street. People wear a costume with top hats. They are led by people playing long trumpets and amidst the procession are lots of people carrying banners.

    Following in the procession are children dressed in traditional costume and carrying baskets. They have yolk like devices around their necks to help them carry their loads. They are wearing clogs.

    More people walk in the parade - they are wearing a different type of traditional dress. Further back still are people dressed in odd costumes with large feathered head pieces or hats. They look like 'Gillies' or carnival clowns. C/U shots of their clogged feet as they dance on the cobbled road. Their trousers are decorated with embroidery.

    Shots of the town square. Two large figures are moved around on a platform. They could be dressed as medieval royalty.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    683.11
    Media URN:
    5143
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:49:00 / 01:13:44:00
    Canister:
    32/54

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