Film ID:
YFA 3312

SHEFFIELD TRAM DECORATED FOR 1902 CORONATION

1902

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Description

This film shows crowds in Sheffield as they celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in August 1902.

The film was probably taken in Fargate and shows the street decorated with bunting for the Coronation celebrations. Large crowds have gathered, and it is difficult for the trams to move. The trams shown are open top double deck trams nos. 32 and 145 and an unidentified single deck tram. The trams are also decorated with crests and flags.

Background

The programme of celebrations in Sheffield included a service in the Parish Church on Saturday, 9 August 1902, which was proceeded by a procession from the Town Hall via Fargate.

Provenance

Transferred to Sheffield Libraries from the City Council's Publicity Department in 1985.