Newport Carnival & Fete
In Aid Of The Royal Gwent Hospital 1932

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Pathe News Description:
Full title reads: "Newport. A Whole Town 'en Fete' - and all records broken in the Royal Gwent Hospital Carnival - in which 3,000 gaily dressed revellers took part, headed by the 'Queen of Sheba' & her court."
A brass band leads soldiers on horseback down a crowd lined street.
A large horse drawn float carries a woman dressed as 'The Queen of Sheba' and other women in fancy dress.
A float comes past decorated as a windmill. The girls on the float are all dressed as Dutch women.
Next comes a kazoo band - it is not clear if these men are black or merely blacked up.

No commentary, but soundtrack present for most of film.

Filmed from High Street looking towards Westgate Square.


Newport Past Gallery