On the 13th of July, Scarva – a small town in County Down – is the scene of the “Sham Fight”. As can be seen, the event is hugely popular, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. This film shows various stages of the re-enactment, the participants playing their part with gusto. Groups of men march and ride amidst the tightly-packed crowd and trade (blank) gunfire shots.
This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.