Film ID: YFA 511 HOLMFIRTH OX ROAST AND LOCAL EVENTS 1932 Visitor TabsDescription This is film featuring various events in Holmfirth, including the local circus of The Ladringlo’s. The film begins with a girl and a man walking around some old buildings. Intertitle – The Ladringlo’s There is an acrobatic circus performance on a revolving wheel outside. Then there is a procession through Holmfirth with girl guides and a float with boys shovelling hay. Children are wearing historical costumes and traditional dress from other countries. Others are in fancy dress and there is a group wheeling decorated cycles, some with mannequins on them. A hog is being roasted on an open fire. Intertitle – Crowning Glory of Holme Valley Queen (Oct. 13th 1932). Holmfirth Shopping Week. The Holme Valley Queen heads a parade, possibly accompanied by her father, and takes her seat on the throne. She then makes a speech after another man has addressed the crowd before she is led away, followed by her entourage. Intertitle – Some views of Holmfirth An elderly man, possibly the vicar, poses for the camera, followed by several women wearing aprons. Intertitle – Homebridge Church The church is shown in the distance. Intertitle – Holmfirth from Waterside There is a view over the valley. Intertitle – From Hollingreave Again the valley is shown from another view. Intertitle – Holmfirth Alterations Intertitle –Impromptu There is a site where a building has been demolished, and the beginnings of a new building being watched by several men, one in a white overcoat. A truck drives past as pedestrians walk by. Intertitle –Deliberate There is a new building and another derelict site, with a factory behind it. Cars are parked in the street. The site overlooks a river. There are several tall chimneys. A man is ascending one of them on a ladder. Intertitle – Sheep roasting Holme. A sheep’s carcass is on a spit. There is a man ladling fat over it and a crowd looking on. A man in a white coat arrives. The film switches to a man on a bicycle in fancy dress, followed by a marching brass band and a procession with various floats, one of them advertising ‘Brooks’. There is a float for ‘Radio Platt’, and one for ‘The New Moon’. There are lots of spectacular floats and people in fancy dress, with the Boy Scouts at the rear. Intertitle – Jubilee Day; Old Folks Motor Ride People get off a bus with ‘Green and white Motors’ written on the side. There is crowd on a street watching as another bus pulls off, with a shop across the road for Battye’. A group of elderly people are sitting on a bench. Intertitle – The Waggon that went too far. A group of men stand looking over a wall, behind which stands a large gas cylinder and the town. Down below a car is resting at the bottom of a bank with two men attaching a chain to it. A traction engine has arrived to pull it back up, watched by a large crowd. A policeman oversees the situation as the car is hauled along by the traction engine.