Film ID:
YFA 5677

SONG OF THE DON OPENING OF THE SQUARE ROTHERHAM

1972

Visitor Tabs

Description

This is a film of most likely the re-opening of Rotherham Town Square after the pedestrianisation, with a display of country dancing.

The film begins with the Mayor addressing a large crowd in Rotherham Town Square.  There is a presentation followed by a speech from a minister of the church before the Salvation Army Band strikes up.  This is followed by a long section of girls in colourful costumes doing a wide variety of country dancing, and what might be traditional folk dancing from other countries, which takes up the rest of the film.  Some of this is obscured by being filmed from behind the heads of the spectators.