Film ID:
YFA 5073

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

1977

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Description

This is a film by an amateur filmmaker from Selby of his street’s celebrations of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

The film begins with people on the streets around the Courtneys in Selby.  A group of children and parents gather on a patch of grass in a street and wave to the camera, with balloons and Union Jacks to celebrate the Jubilee.  They all join in to play games, including racing with balloons between their legs and races with skipping ropes.  They all walk down the road to an indoor party, where the children wearing paper hats sit at tables full of food.  A woman lets a girl sip from her large glass of beer.  The film finishes with a woman in her back garden with the family pet dog.