Manningtree Celebrations

1937 , Manningtree (Essex)

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Manningtree Celebrations for te coronation of King George VI; a parade, floats and entertainment, 1937

Much of the proceedings of the day appear to have taken place in the rain. The film begins with views of the parade as it passes the church. The first paraders are on foot; others follow on horseback and on bicycles as well as in a horse and carriage and a horse and cart. Many of the paraders are in fancy dress; there are some bands taking part. The floats follow. There is a float from Manningtree School and a series of floats on the theme of Stories From Childhood. Many floats have a boating theme. The Carnival Queen is walking with the procession. The film shows the crowds departing and then the parade is seen arriving at the Parade Ground, a field off the New Road, known then as the park. The floats are seen assembling and then there are close-up shots of many of the floats and the competitors. There is a display of country dancing, girls only, a gymnastic display and then some further shots of paraders in fancy dress, both children and adults and some individuals who appear to be well known pose for the camera. A high-angle shot to end gives a view of the whole park.

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Manningtree Celebrations for the Coronation of King George VI, 1937

Keywords

Carnivals; Coronation celebrations; King George VI; Parades

Background Information

The Bradfield, Mistley, Manningtree and Lawford Coronation Celebrations took place on 12th May, 1937 on Park Meadow, Mistley. The celebrations included services in the Parish churches of Lawford, Mistley and Manningtree. The Carnival Procession features in this film. There was entertainment by children and by the boy scouts, a children's' tea and an old folk's and widow's tea. There was an ambulance display, a comic football match and a darts competition. Evening entertainments included dancing in the Marquee, a bonfire and a fireworks display. The Bands of the British Legion and the Salvation Army featured.

Manifestations

Manningtree Celebrations

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    INV242350
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:19:45
    Has Sound
    N
    Modification Date
    28/05/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    670974
    Sound
    silent
  • Barcode
    INV261288
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-114
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:20:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562825
  • Barcode
    INV??1339
    Canonical Identifier
    B-131
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562183
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV226288
    Canonical Identifier
    A-777
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560681
    Sound
    silent

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