• Short Summary

    Historical pageant in Torrington, Devon.

  • Description

    Torrington, Devon.

    Various shots of empty village streets with flags hanging over head. L/S church spire with flags in foreground. Various shots of kids and adults getting dressed up in period costume, women from WI (Women's Institute) sew costumes and make final adjustments.

    M/S man dressed as yokel making corn dolly. Various shots man dressed as King John locking up general stores to go to pageant. Various shots village blacksmith leaving forge carrying crowd. C/U signpost

    Various shots parade of people in period costume walking past crowd of villagers. Various shots re-enactment of historical event involving King John.

    Note: letters from pageant organisers and brochure on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1335.11
    Media URN:
    44078
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:50:00 / 01:19:21:00
    Canister:
    NP 514

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