Film ID:
YFA 2773

CAWTHORNE CARNIVAL 1975

1975

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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 the 'Heritage Brass Band' as they pass by. They are followed by floats such as a Treasure Island ship with lots of children dressed as pilots, Alice in Wonderland, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The camera shows each one of them pass. These are good clear colour shots that pick out the intricate detail and effort that has gone in to making the floats and the day's events.