May Day Sports

1979 , Pulham Market (Norfolk)

A film showing the events of a village May Day Sports celebration in 1979.

The film opens with a cartoon drawing of children racing with the title ‘May Day Sports 1979’ handwritten across it. It cuts to the tradition of children dancing around a maypole on a village green in celebration of May Day. It then proceeds to show the wide variety of races and sports that took place throughout the day. After maypole dancing, the film captures an obstacle course in which the contestants have a sack race and then cycle to the finish line, all whilst trying not to drop a water balloon. It shows each person cross the finish line with families standing at the side cheering them on, capturing the community spirit. It then cuts to goal shooting activities, more obstacle races, tug of war and a children’s football match. The final scenes depict people racing in wellies filled up with water whilst onlookers wave flags by the finish line, followed by a game of throw and catch.

Featured Events

May Day Sports

Keywords

Community; Fair; Family; Fete; Football; May Day; May Day Sports; Races; Rural life; Sports; Villages; Wellington boots; Women filmmakers

Manifestations

May Day Sports

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    INV363649
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:07
    Modification Date
    12/02/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    740635
  • Barcode
    INV316021
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:07
    Modification Date
    12/02/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    740627
  • Barcode
    INV367141
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:07
    Modification Date
    12/02/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    740621
  • Barcode
    INV344501
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:24
    Modification Date
    12/02/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    740615
  • Barcode
    INV389989
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:24
    Modification Date
    09/02/2016
    Parts
    Reference
    740569
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV424090
    Canonical Identifier
    2002/37
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    super8 film
    Colour System
    Agfachrome
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:07
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    13/04/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    706103
    Sound
    silent

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