Film ID:
NEFA 20262

GOOD FRIDAY MARCH AND SPORTS DAY AT SOUTH SHIELDS

1967

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Description

Amateur footage of a Good Friday parade, which may be in Wallsend, a sports day at South Shields, street views in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and views from a train travelling from London Kings Cross to Newcastle.

The introductory title sequence to the film is a series of close-up shots of chalked text on a wooden door. First of all, view of a Christian cross.

Title: Good Friday

Title: Good Friday March

The Wallsend Salvation Army Band and members of the general public march along a residential street, Wallsend, high rise blocks in Walker visible in the far background. View of another Salvation Army band (possibly Newbiggin Salvation Army) marching.

General views of the marchers walking along streets including Station Road, including youth groups such as the Cubs.

Travelling shot, filmed from the back of a moving car, of motorway traffic.

Various shots of a sports day at South Shields follow, including girl's netball, girl's long jump, football, men's sprinting. Includes a group portrait of the netball team.

Close-up of a programme for the Bancroft Players’ production of Boeing Boeing at the Town Hall Theatre, Hitchin. View of a roadsign, “A505 Baldock / A600 London”. Panoramic view around Bancroft Road, Hitchin: of the Tesco supermarket frontage, and various other shops. Close-up of a roadsign, “Bedford A600 / Letchworth / Baldock (505) / Town Centre”. Close-up of a road sign, “Lister Hospital / North Herts Hospital”. View of the entrance to Hitichin Town Football Club. View of Hich Dyke railway signal box.

Travelling shots, looking out of the window of a train travelling between London Kings Cross and Newcastle, recording Doncaster South signal box; then Doncaster North signal box, a railway sign signalling the direction for County Durham. The train then approaches Newcastle Central Station.