Film ID:
YFA 2774

CAWTHORNE CARNIVAL 1979

1979

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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 shot of a little girl dressed as a fairy. There are also lots of young girls in different coloured dresses on a float. The float trucks are well disguised, and a slightly out of season snowman is followed by a huge model of a church and Cinderella. The film closes with speedboat on the sea crossing the water.