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Date 1977
Duration 00:35:45
Film type Colour / Silent
Production Amateur
Genre Home Movie
Company No Production Companies Specified

No Notes Specified

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Summary Celebrations to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977 in the village of Ombersley in Worcestershire.
Description The reel starts with exterior shots of buildings in Ombersley village decorated with flags and buntings for the Silver Jubilee including the Crown and Sandys Arms, the Kings Arms, the Venture In restaurant, a petrol station and local shops and houses. We then cut to interior viewsw of Ombersley Memorial Hall also decorated. Parents are seen arriving with children for an under fives party arranged by the Infant Welfare Clinic and Playgroup. There are shots inside of children and parents sitting in rows of seats and children seated at tables eating party food plus a Union flag decorated cake. Next we see groups of elderly people arriving at Ombersley Court for an over 60s party. Inside the bulding guests sit at long tables for a meal and there are also views of a raffle with prizes drawn by the Ombersley Jubilee Queen. We then see preparations for the village carnival held on playing fields next to the memorial hall on 7 June including stalls being set up, Women's Institute members preparing food and men stocking a bar. After shots of decorated cakes we see Lord Sandys making a speech for the opening ceremony followed by children taking part in running races. This is followed by people playing stall games including a coconut shy, skittles and darts. [Part Two]. The second reel beings with prize giving followed by more races for children including a sack race, skipping and three legged races. This is followed by several rounds of the tug of war event which is won by a team from the local cricket club who are seen being given a certificate. We then see women preparing food for a barbecue, cooking sausages and the Jubilee Queen carving a joint of meat. Next there are views of villagers dancing and drinking in the hall at a dance organsed by the Memorial Hall Committee (10 June) followed by another raffle drawn by the Jubilee Queen. We then see a shot of Sytchampton Endowed School and a road sign for Sytchampton on a dual carriageway. This is followed by shots of a barn dance held at the social centre on 25 June. Finally there are views of St Mary's Church, Doverdale and a commemorative plaque with five silver birch trees planted in the graveyard to mark the Silver Jubilee.
Credits No Credits Specified
Tags Customs And Traditions, Social Structure

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