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  • Short Summary

    Demonstrations in Hyde Park, Stock Exchange London to Brighton walk and antique coaches.

  • Description

    Events take place in various locations.

    Title: "MAY DAY 1926. Strike threats did not stop Stock Exchange London to Brighton walk".

    L/S of a gaggle of speed walkers coming over Westminster Bridge, in the distance, shrouded in fog, Big Ben can be seen. M/S of a speed walker racing along a country road, two men on bicycles follow him, a woman jogs along beside, splashing him with water. C/U of the walker as he moves along, a fleet of cars follow behind. M/S of the same competitor walking towards the finishing line on Brighton sea front, a crowd cheers encouragement from either side of the road. C/U of the winner with his arms around two men, he grins at the camera.

    Intertitle: "Labour organised a monster demonstration to Hyde Park".

    Various M/Ss of a crowd of men marching down Oxford Street, there is a heavy police presence on either side of the march. Many men carry banners with slogans such as 'workers of the world unite' on. Various panning L/Ss of the vast crowd of people gathered in Hyde Park. M/S of a man on a platform giving a speech, pan to show the large crowd listening.

    Intertitle: "... and Coaching Season started as usual".

    M/S of a row of old fashioned stagecoaches and horses on a London street. M/S of a coach and horses travelling down a country lane, it stops outside a pub and people in period costume dismount while the horses are lead away. M/S of another coach and horses arriving outside the pub. M/S of a coach and horses driving away from the pub, several men in top hats sit on the roof of the coach. Point of view shot from the back of a vehicle driving in front of a coach and horses. M/S of a coach driving around past a clock tower (looks like Brighton sea front).

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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:
    01:52:47:00 / 01:55:17:00
    G 1290

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