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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of the Oakham Pageant amid calls for the independence of Rutland.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations unclear / unknown.

    Oakham, Leicestershire (formerly Rutland) - 1947.

    Short general shots of the town of Oakham.

    A police band leads a procession of RAF men carrying rifles down the crowd lined street followed by a small group of Brownies and floats depicting historical scenes. Signs on the front of the floats read 'Fight For Rutland's Independence'. A Huntsman with a pack of hounds follows.

    General shots of people milling about a display ground where the floats are gathered. A little historical scene is acted out by costumed people on a float. On another, two men have a boxing match in Victorian costume - the referee has to hold onto his pillow belly so it doesn't fall out! Good shots of Oakham pageant.

    Shot of a man walking along a platform at the railway station. C/U of the name on the platform "OAKHAM". C/U of a poster on the front of a car reading 'Fight For Rutland's Independence - Have You Signed The Petition?'

    Several shots of old buildings, a church and stocks in the deserted town.

    According to old database record, this item originally included a commentary by John Parsons on the pageant - this soundtrack is currently missing.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:05:20:00
    UN 1812 A

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