Film ID: YFA 2465 SILSDEN FESTIVAL AND CELEBRATIONS 1937 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film showing various events held in Silsden, West Yorkshire, in 1937, including celebrations for the Coronation of King George VI. The film begins with a large group of children in fancy dress posing for the camera. Intertitle – Children’s sports There is a boys sack race, followed by a girls race and then an obstacle race, requiring the participants to stop and drink water from bowls on the ground. Intertitle – The semi-finalists: before! A line of boys with their arms around each pose for the camera in relaxed fashion. Intertitle – and after! The same group is shown with their faces covered in mud. Intertitle – The baby show. A long line of women holding their babies pose for the camera. Intertitle – The Prize winners. Three women sit, holding their babies. Lots of children gather around, and go up to, the camera. Intertitle – Silsden Jubilee Celebrations – presentation of beakers School girls and boys file past, each holding a beaker. Lots of people are shown exiting the church, with the vicar coming out last. Intertitle – The Council leads the procession A procession makes its way through the village, with children following the councillors. Intertitle – Silsden Silver Band. A marching band passes, and they are followed by more children. Intertitle – The ladies who served tea. A line of women, with the vicar, pose for the camera. Children and adults look over a high wall onto those below, all looking at the camera. Intertitle – Civic Sunday May 9th 1937. The Mayor and other dignitaries lead a procession. Intertitle – 1937 Coronation, Monday May 10th. Again the Mayor and Mayoress lead a procession, this time followed by lots of children. Intertitle – Mr Fletcher’s 85th birthday Tuesday May 11th 1937. A group of girls present Mr Fletcher with a gift, watched by a crowd of children. A girl shows off the top of a chocolate tin with a picture of the Royal Family on it. She opens the lid and eats one of the chocolates. The large group of children gathered around have all got similar tins. A woman picks some flowers from a garden. Another woman opens up a beehive in front of onlookers and shows the bees. An elderly woman and a younger woman, possibly her daughter, stand at the gate of a house and the film comes to an end.