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  • Short Summary

    A little girl is crowned 'May Queen of London'.

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    London's May Queen crowned.

    Children / holidays / contests. A little girl is being crowned 'May Queen of London'. She sits on a platform/'dais' wearing a white gown with lettering on the front proclaiming 'The Chosen'; she holds a long sceptre; around her on the ground and also on the platform are other children; dressed in a variety of costumes with a spring seasonal floral or woodsy theme - - girls with wreaths of flowers in their hair; a boy in a sort of Robin Hood outfit and some sort of plant life attached to his cap; etc. A kid in an ancient costume with cape etc. places the crown upon the new May Queen. Behind her someone holds up a standard with her title.

    Next; shot of a procession of kids -- a bunch of little girls in white walk along; the first holds sign 'May Queen of Bromley'; then that May Queen walks; with another small girl behind her holding her train. More kids; with the Robin Hood type outfits; girls in white caps; black laced-up vests; floral skirts; and then the London May Queen; in a magnificent litter with a canopy; the whole thing raised above the others' heads; and on wheels; her court walk around this contraption. Then a shot of the 'Queen' standing on platform; with other kids in BG. CU May Queen; someone's arm reaching up to her crown. Cute. Beauty contests; holidays; parades; May Day.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:49:00 / 01:10:35:00
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