Film ID:
YFA 3832

PEACE DAY 1946 FREEDOM OF HULL

1946

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film documents the Peace Day celebrations in Hull. It includes troop and cadet inspections as well as a parade of the East Yorkshire Regiment and accompanying parties through the city.

Title - Kingston upon Hull Peace Day Celebrations 8th June, 1946 Presentation of the Freedom of the City to the East Yorkshire Regiment

Title - Commentator Councillor W. M. McNicol
Filmed by Debenham & co., Beverley, Yorks.
Sound Recorded by Imperial Sound Studios

Title - Victory Celebrations Committee
Councillor W. M. McNicol (Chairman)
Alderman A. Stark, OBE Deputy Chairman
Alderman J. G. Hewett, J.P.
Councillor H. Fairbotham, J.D.
Councillor J. D. L. Nicholson
Councillor K. Percival
Councillor G. Russell
The Lord Mayor (Councillor Herbert Harrison)
Ex-officio

The film opens with a scroll which was to be presented for the freedom of the city. The Lord Mayor and the rest of the men listed on the opening credits are in attendance for the presentation. In the front row of observers are members from the National War Disabled - Hull Branch. The ceremony was unable to happen until this time due the War. During the opening speech, there is a close up of the historic colours of the East Yorkshire Regiment. The Lord Mayor gives the formal presentation of the casket containing the scroll to the Col. of Regiment. He makes a speech of thanks during which time he praises the spirit of their resilient spirit during the blitz.

A detachment from the Regiment forms a Guard of Honour. The colours are raised, and the Lord Mayor and Sheriff perform an inspection. A brass band plays, and there is a further inspection of the cadet forces. Many of the citizens of Hull have turned out for this event, and some of them wave to the camera.

The civic party takes their saluting post near the art gallery, and the parade marches past. The parade includes the East Yorkshire Regiment, cadets, the British Legion, and war veterans among others. Crowds of people have turned out for the parade in appreciation. Some people even overlook the parade from second story windows. Adverts on the sides of the buildings are also visible and include one for Textol - Disinfects, Bleaches, Cleanses! - and Shop at the Cooperative Stores. The parade continues to march through the city including the bomb damaged quarters.

Title - The Eng Filmed by Debenham & Co. Beverley.