• Short Summary

    One of the world's great lotteries the Irish Hospitals sweep on the Derby goes ahead despite the destruction of its headquarters by fire.

  • Description

    Mansion House, Dublin.

    Title card reads: "Dublin sweep Stake Pageant - Counterfoils taken to Mansion house for mixing".

    WS. Dublin street a Pageant with girls in costumes representing spring flowers head a float with the sweep stake drum on it. On top of the drum is a huge model of a Phoenix.

    WS. Phoenix WS. The Phoenix. WS. Girls carrying the boxes with the sweep stake counterfoils. WS. Girls holding the boxes with counterfoils. WS. Inside the Mansion House with the counterfoil boxes open. Pan as boxes of counterfoils are carried to the mixing machine. MS. Girl putting counterfoils into a shovel. MS. A mixing machine. WS. the drum tilt down to see the girls seated.

    WS. Girls loading counterfoils into machines pan around then tilt to see the drum, tilt down to see the girls in floral costumes carrying counterfoils to be loaded in the mixing machines. WS. Pan along line with girls lined up by the giant drums as the draw nears. WS. Nurses seated in front of the drum as it turns. WS. the drum stops and the nurses reach in and withdraw counterfoils. WS. the girls perform another draw. A man in uniform goes along the line select the chosen counterfoils.

    LS. A nurse draws a horse from another drum. WS. The audience. WS. Nurses withdrawing numbers from the drum. WS. A line of secretaries behind typewriters as they prepare to record numbers. LS. Press photographers. LS. Nurse withdrawing a horse from the drum. CU. Mr J. O'Sheean the director of the draw call out the winner.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:39:00 / 01:24:41:00

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