Film ID: NEFA 21870 Video of NEFA_21870 Carnaby Near Bridlington CALENDAR NEWS: CARNABY, NEAR BRIDLINGTON c.1969 Visitor TabsDescription This light-hearted Calendar News item investigates the fashions of Carnaby, a small village near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, and whether or not they compare to those of Carnaby Street in London. Liz Fox reports. The item opens with a piece to camera discussing the latest fashions of catsuits and mini-skirts. She is standing next to a sign for the village of Carnaby. Next she interviews an older man about fashion. Though not wearing a shirt, he is wearing a flat cap and trousers and describes his fashion as “Teddy Boy” from the waist down. He jokes that it’s the latest fashion for the ben of Carnaby to walk around shirtless. Fox interviews another man outside Tyresoles garage. Dressed in overalls, he admits he’s not fashion conscious. A third man, wearing wellies, likes to think he’s into fashion. Fox moves onto interview a few women from the village who say the young men of the village aren’t very trendy, and it’s actually the younger women. Context This humorous short film presents Yorkshire Television’s quest to understand what fashion means to the residents of the small Yorkshire village of Carnaby. The camera follows the reporter as she interviews bemused locals about their sense of style. It is made abundantly clear that Carnaby in Yorkshire does not hold fashion in the same esteem as its namesake in the capital. London’s Carnaby Street is famous for the many fashion shops and boutiques located there. The street’s notoriety was established in the 1960s when Britain was considered by many to be the ‘cultural capital’ of the world.