Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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The Queen visits Chichester on Gala Day
Chichester gets out the bunting for Gala Day and to celebrate the arrival of a very special Royal visitor
Amateur film 1956 4 mins Silent
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We begin with Chichester Amateur Operatic Society members preparing a stall for Gala Day. We see crowds at a funfair, military band members and a game played with a giant ball. The city's streets are festooned with heraldic bunting, including a huge golden crown. At Priory Park crowds watch a military band and parading soldiers before the Royal party arrives in convoy. HRH the Queen and Prince Philip inspect the soldiers while accompanied by the Lord Mayor.
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