• Short Summary

    People in Oxford celebrate the start of May with traditional ceremonies.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Oxford. 'Ye Merrie Monthe of Maye.' Centuries'-old custom of ushering in May-day at dawn with old English songs and dances, filmed for the first time."

    Oxford, Oxfordshire.

    Crowds gather around the clock tower of Magdalen College of Oxford University. Tilt up to the top of the tower, LS of choir singing to welcome in May Day.

    Closer shots of choir singing (not in sync).

    More shots of gathered crowd listening to choir and bird song.

    Crowd watches men Morris Dancing. (Sound ends)

    Crowds walking near College.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    759.15
    Media URN:
    8283
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:37:00 / 01:27:09:00
    Canister:
    31/36

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