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  • Short Summary

    Huge crowds turn out for a parade in Manchester.

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    Title: "Annual Whit-Monday Procession".

    High angled shot of a densely packed crowd in a large square. M/S of elderly men in top hats leading a parade,they are followed by children in white holding flowers. M/S of children in the procession holding ribbons attached to a banner reading - 'St. Simons'. C/U of a little girl in white holding a bunch of flowers and wearing a crown.

    More shots of the girls holding banners passing, followed by lots of very small children carrying flowers. C/U of several girls dressed in white holding flowers. More shots of the parade, some children holding ribbons attached to a sort of portable May pole stop for the camera. M/S of adults in the procession, women dressed in old fashioned costumes carry banners, the men wear satin sashes, at the end of the procession a group of men carry a large model of Christ on the Cross.

    Note: more footage of Catholic parades in Manchester from this year is in Pathe Gazette - G 1094 - 40K YOUNG CATHOLICS. AH 2000.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:02:28:00
    G 1093

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