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  • Short Summary

    Crazy football match at Blackdown.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Tommy Makes Merry. At annual "rag" match between Sergeants & Officers of 2nd Batt. Nth. Stafford Regiment, attended in state by "Lord and Lady Chobham Ridges.".

    Blackdown

    M/S of a street parade with soldiers dressed up in odd clothes. The 'Lord and Lady' get out of a car greeted by the 'mayor' wearing a huge chain. The team shake hands, and 'Lady C. (a man in a dress, coat and hat), starts the game and kicks off, showing her bloomers as she lifts her skirt up high. the match continues with the players in silly dress. At the end a tin cup is awarded.

    Note: Football stunt by soldiers. Nice long knickers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    708.20
    Media URN:
    33554
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:31:00 / 01:37:27:00
    Canister:
    G 1457

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