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1935 Silver Jubilee
A dazzling portrait of Stepney in high spirits, celebrating the 25-year reign of King George V.
Non-Fiction 1935 11 mins Silent
Every frame of this dazzling film of Stepney's 1935 jubilee celebrations is a visual treat, from the hordes of excitable children pouring into the Ben Hur cinema to the eccentrically fancy-dressed locals dancing through the streets. Made professionally to be shown at the cinema, this slice of East End life has survived remarkably well - its wonderfully crisp images could almost have been taken yesterday.
The Ben Hur cinema, since demolished, was allegedly where a young Alfred Hitchcock first experienced the magic of moving pictures.
Jubilee on Film
Amateur film 1977 28 mins Location: Cuckfield
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Amateur film 1935 9 mins Silent Location: Great Hucklow
Gorgeous scenes of the Derbyshire village celebrating King George V's Silver Jubilee.
Home movie 1977 10 mins Silent Location: Aberbeeg
Streets are decorated, cakes are baked and the locals are in fancy dress as the community comes together to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.
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One big happy family on the streets of South Shields for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee visit.
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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - St Paul's South - Arrival of Queen's Carriage Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - St Paul's South - Arrival of Queen's Carriage
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Queen Victoria can just be made out under her umbrella in this sequence filmed in St Paul’s Churchyard during her Diamond Jubilee.
Amateur film 1930 11 mins Silent Location: Stepney
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Documentary 1938 7 mins Silent Location: Stepney
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Documentary 1939 21 mins Location: Stepney
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