Film ID:
YFA 5486

OTTRINGHAM AND KEYINGHAM VICTORY CELEBRATIONS 1946

1946

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Description

This is a film made by Vaughan and Co. of Hull of ‘Victory Day 1946’ in Ottringham and Keyingham, East Riding.

The film begins showing a road sign for Ottringham, and underneath, a small girl holding up a placard, giving the date of 8th June 1946, copyright, Vaughan & Co, Hull.  Girls are lined up for a three legged race, with boys and adults standing around.  They are in a field with St Wilfred’s Church, Ottringham, in the background.  There are several three legged races.  Two women are seated on the grass with a man in uniform.  Young boys have a race collecting balls and putting them into a bucket.  There are shots of the villagers present, including a group of youth on bicycles.  Four women arrive arm-in-arm.

The film switches to show a road sign for Keyingham, and, again, underneath, the small girl holding up a placard, giving the date of 8th June 1946, copyright, Vaughan & Co,, Hull.  There is a close-up of the village war memorial.  A group of women all wearing party hats stand in the doorway of a building, posing for the camera.  There is a group of adults and children standing in the same spot, many of them laughing, next to table having a victory celebration cake on it.  One man, wearing a home-made scarf, and holding a pipe, gets a kiss from his wife.  Elsewhere, villagers are shown leaving a field, presumably after a victory celebration event had taken place.       

Title – The End