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Polish Costume Dancing
Scenes from a Polish Catholic community in North London of a Sunday service and dancing in the street.
Amateur film 1966 5 mins Silent
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Opening scenes capture the busy atmosphere as priests and their congregation arrive for Sunday service at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parochial Church in Devonia Road, Islington. A snippet of home movie footage shows the filmmaker's daughter, a Sunday school student, before a costumed dance is performed in the street to the delight of on-looking parents.
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