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  • Short Summary

    Students at Reading University raise money for charity with fancy dress carnival parade.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Reading's respectable rag. Students of Britain's youngest University hold their first rag in aid of Royal Berkshire Hospital".

    Reading University, Berkshire.

    Various shots of students in fancy dress messing about on a carnival float - some have bows and arrows, some are dressed as Vikings, some pretend to be doctors and nurses L/S of float driving through crowd. Various shots of students entertaining a crowd; they unveil a skeleton hanging from a frame and make it dance.

    Various shots of students pretending to make film; one shouts through a megaphone, another operated pretend camera. A male student in drag (the starlet!) pretends to snog another male student (the hero). The hero is then thrown over a wall by two students dressed as villains.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:23:48. More shots carnival parade. Nothing drastically different to the edited part of item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:21:00 / 01:29:38:00
    G 1353

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