• Short Summary

    The mayor of High Wycombe is weighed in an ancient ceremony. Buckinghamshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - High Wycombe.

    Weighing in the Mayor. Buckinghamshire.

    L/S as officials including the mayor parade down the street, people stand and watch. M/S as the mayor sits in a seat to be weighed. The Town Crier announces the ancient custom of weighing the mayor, he rings his bell and proclaims the mayor to be "15 stone 4, no more!" People laugh and the mayor gets up.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    985.40
    Media URN:
    18354
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:06:00 / 01:38:53:00
    Canister:
    38/91

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