Southend-on-Spree!

1931 , Southend-on-Sea (Essex)

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The 1931 Southend-On-Sea Carnival Processions.

The film begins with the band playing in the bandstand, although not playing what can be heard on the sound track. The film moves to a street scene and we see the beginning of the carnival parade. The Carnival Queen is presented with a medal and a sprig of heather sent from the King at Balmoral. The Mayor is heard making a speech to the Carnival Queen. The film moves back to the carnival procession. There are police in evidence. Floats are drawn by a mixture of lorries, tractors and horses. There is also a band marching and this time the music heard is the actual sound track. In the foreground are three young men blacked up.

Featured Events

Southend Carnival Week, 1931

Intertitles

King Carnival takes command of the Londoner's popular seaside resort.

Other Places

Southend-on-Sea

Background Information

This was probably the first ever 'talkie' shot in Southend. It was made a mere eighteen months after the first sound film to be shown in Britain, Hitchcock's Blackmail.The Mayor was Alderman Albert Martin. The Carnival Queen was Miss Ethel Wilson.

Manifestations

Southend-on-Spree!

  • Barcode
    INV352285
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:10
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    709542
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV295146
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:10
    Modification Date
    16/02/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    702551
  • Barcode
    INV194609
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-313
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:04:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562874
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV276012
    Canonical Identifier
    A-639
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560741
    Sound
    sound

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