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  • Short Summary

    Historical pageant in the West Country, includes mock roundhead and cavalier battle.

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    C/U of two men looking at a piece of paper, they appear to be sitting on a wooden spectator stand. L/S, looking over the heads of the crowd, of a band of girls dancing in white diaphanous costumes around a field. L/S of the parade of dancers flocking through the doorway in a large fairy tale castle stage set. M/S of a woman dressed as a fairy tale princess walking over a model bridge with two pageboys.

    Panning shot of a man dressed as a medieval king on horseback riding around, there are spectator stands at each side of the field. The king rides past a group of people dressed as peasants, the king is followed by more men and women on horseback in medieval costumes. M/S of men dressed as soldiers from the Crusades, a court jester runs past them.

    Various shot of the parade of people in period costume following a coffin. Various shots of a man dressed as Henry VIII addressing a crowd of people in period costumes. L/S of a man dressed as a bear chasing the crowd of people in fancy dressed. Various shots of men dressed as roundheads and cavaliers, some on horseback, wandering around the field. Panning L/S, looking over the heads of spectators in the stands, to the roundheads and cavaliers. M/S of the round heads and cavaliers cheering. Various L/Ss of a mock roundhead and cavalier battle.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:22:00 / 01:26:12:00
    G 1288

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