Film ID:
YFA 2770

CAWTHORNE CARNIVAL 1972

1972

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Description

A well shot amateur film by a gentleman from Cawthorne, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, that capture the essence of village life at Gala. Each year the village would have wonderfully decorated floats that would make their way down the small streets. They were bright and colourful, and the village children would have good fancy dress costumes that fitted in with the theme of each float.

The film opens with a close-up of floats that have models of animals such as elephants and lions. This is followed by a King Arthur float which passes by. The filmmaker shows the many people congregated in the village before the film closes with a long shot of a tug of war match on a field.