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  • Short Summary

    Traditional procession in Chester before the opening of the Assizes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "As in the Olden Days. Attended by javelin men and trumpeters, Judge Fraser attends service before opening the Assizes".

    Chester, Cheshire.

    Various shots of a procession of men coming out of a church / cathedral. Some of the men carry poles or maces. Some wear ceremonial robes and britches. C/U of two buglers playing a fanfare. More shots of men coming out of church / cathedral, including man in ermine robes - Judge Fraser. M/S procession of men in tricorne hats and carrying javelins. A horse drawn carriages follows them.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:15:35. Some shots men going into church / cathedral. M/S of several men in ermine robes being helped out of car - Judge Fraser and entourage. More smartly dressed men wait on the pavement to greet them. Panning shot follows Judge Fraser as he enters the church / cathedral. Panning shot follows group of men in robes, wigs and cocked hats as they enter church. Some carry javelins, maces and swords.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:18:06:00
    G 1343

Comments (1)

  1. Jennyc says

    Any idea when this was actually filmed? I see the issue date is November 1926 but think it might have been filmed earlier. My Grandfather and Great grandfather were both trumpeters attending the judge and we thought one of them was in the film, although it's hard to recognise the faces, but Thomas died in 1922 aged 40, and his father Robert died in 1926 aged 81. We have several family photos of them at different times.

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