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Pancake tossing around the village green, slow bicycle races, five-a-side football, obstacle courses, relay races, and British Bulldogs.
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Silent
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In 1977, the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation was celebrated with a series of Silver Jubilee events culminating with official ‘Jubilee Days’ around the Queen's Official Birthday in June. The actual coronation anniversary date of 6th February itself was celebrated in churches, but this film appears to have been made later in the year and includes shots of a Royals driving past the camera – the Queen visited Ipswich on 11th July 1977.
In 1977, to celebrate her Silver Jubilee as monarch, Prince Philip accompanied Queen Elizabeth II visiting more of the United Kingdom in a three month tour than any previous monarch – a total of 36 counties. The trip started in Glasgow on 17th May and progressed through England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Later in the year, the Royal couple embarked on a lengthy Commonwealth tour which included visits to Fiji and Tonga, New Zealand and Australia, Papua New Guinea and the West Indies. The tour concluded in Canada, where the Queen and Prince Philip were joined by their eldest son, Prince Charles.
Jubilee on Film
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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.
Non-Fiction 1935 11 mins Silent Location: Stepney
A dazzling portrait of Stepney in high spirits, celebrating the 25-year reign of King George V.
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One big happy family on the streets of South Shields for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee visit.
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 1979 3 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
In good spirits Pulham Market villagers gather at the village green to watch the guest clergyman who struggles to unveil the new village sign.
Amateur film 1977 2 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
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Amateur film 1979 6 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
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Pulham Market Carnival 1976 - Shows of Screen and Stage Pulham Market Carnival 1976 - Shows of Screen and Stage
Amateur film 1976 16 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
Rather impressively, Pulham Market Carnival-goers dress up for the year’s theme, ‘Shows of Screen or Stage’. Can you guess who’s who?
Factual TV 1981 22 mins Location: Kenton
Villages are not just picture postcards – they are real communities with real issues. TV report on the DIY community action in East Anglia.
Consumer programme 1975 5 mins Silent Location: Pulham Market
A south Norfolk village comes alive with a colourful carnival procession of floats. Recorded in 1975 by Clacton Cine Club member Pauline Webb.
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