Film ID:
YFA 518

ROTHERHAM SERVICES PROCESSION

c.1942

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Description

A film made by Charles Chislett of a wartime service procession and service in Clifton Park, Rotherham, on Remembrance Day 1942.

The film begins with a brass band playing in front of the War Memorial in Clifton Park. Military officers and civilians assemble at the memorial. At another location an officer and his driver get into a car and set off for the park. Some officers talk to a boy in front of the memorial. The Lord Mayor, a clergyman, members of various military services and other dignitaries approach the memorial. A procession marches by, including a women's brass band, RAF cadets, WAAF's, the Home Guard and other service personnel, being saluted by officers stood on a stand.

These are followed by more military personnel, including the Home Guard, a seaman's brass band, firemen, policemen, civil defence and nurses. A church service then takes place on the bandstand in the park. All the people in the parade stand on the grass bank at Clifton Park to the service.

After the service, the Mayor leaves and various dignitaries talk. The units and bands march away. The film closes at the war memorial showing the inscription, 'For Remembrance'.

NB  On the can of the copy it states: Battle of Britain Sunday 26.9.1943