Film ID:
YFA 1145

THE PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY

1942

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Description

This is a film of the annual procession in Honour of our Lady at St Anthony’s Church in Beeston, Leeds, in 1942, organised by the Society of Jesus – AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Latin: to the greater glory of God) being their motto.

Title – AMDG, St Anthonys, Beeston. May 1942

The film begins with a group of people who stand waiting in the street on a sunny day.  There is an advertising hoarding for Oxydol behind them.  A procession led by clergymen slowly makes its way past them.  Behind the clergy are girls dressed in blue, with the girl in white in front holding a bouquet of flowers.  Behind them are many young girls wearing white dresses each with a headdress.  These are followed by boys each having a blue rosette.   Behind them is a statue of The Virgin Mary is being carried.  There are more girls in blue dresses carrying flowers and then women wearing veils and the film comes to an end.