Queen's University Student Rag

Details

Location

Belfast, York Street

Year

1958

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

04min 10sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Waddell Media

Rights Holder

Waddell Media

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Enjoy the frenzy of students in bizarre and questionable costumes as they take over Belfast city centre with their annual rag parade.

Gawk at the bizarre rabble on parade past the recognisable art deco buildings and long gone shop fronts where North Street, York Street and Royal Avenue meet. Look on helplessly as amongst the colourful frenzy as a girl is plucked screaming from the crowd and thrown onto a passing float. As the mob gather on York Street, behind the students mingling with police you can glimpse the Co-op building that would become the Belfast College of Art before it was sadly demolished in 2016.
 

Notes

If you enjoyed this you can see more of the same satirical floats captured on film by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Cameras as the parade circles City Hall. This material by E.T. Green is Courtesy of Waddell Media.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Produced and Directed by E.T. Green

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