Film ID:
YFA 4270

BRADFORD COLLEGE COLLECTION-BRADFORD COLLEGE STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS

1971

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film is part of the Bradford Technical College Collection and contains footage from a Bradford College student demonstration against Margaret Thatcher.

The film begins with a shot of a street in the centre of Bradford which is crowded with students marching down it. Some traffic drives past them but most of it has to slow down and wait for them to walk on. The students hold banners, some which read `save our union', `no to deal', and `fight Thatcher, save our union'. They march across a main road and the traffic stops for them. A shot is taken from the busy shopping street looking onto a road where buses have to drive slowly along behind the demonstration. The camera follows the demonstration as it snakes through Bradford. The final shot is of a group of students going into the sports hall.