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    Chamberlain Day. Birmingham.
    Originally listed as "Chamberlain Day 1917".

    Filmed 7th July 1906.

    Holidays; Parades. Policemen and people on street --ladies in big hats; quite a few elderly people. Diag. shot of crowd behind barricade on sidewalk; as cars approach on street. Shot of some of Pan on some people watching; 2 old men shaking hands; group of old men in Tufts. Several cars come up street; with ladies & gentlemen. Last car decorated with flowers -- looks like it's driving itself.

    Notes from Pathe user: "The film was taken out side the Council House in Victoria Square Birmingham. The filming was of, and known as the Chamberlain Celebration's for the 70th Birthday of the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain M.P. and his thirty years in Parliamentary service. The Celebration's had taken place over the weekend of July 1906 with a visit to six local parks, Victoria Park Small Heath - Ward End - Aston Park - Victoria Park Handsworth - Summerfield Park - Calthorpe Park. The Saturday 7th being the Motor Procession, the 8th Sunday was Joseph Chamberlain's rest day with family at Highbury Moor Green Birmingham. The 9th Monday was a Congratulatory Meeting at Bingley Hall Birmingham, then a Torchlight Procession through the streets then on to a Firework Display, at Cannon Hill Park. Joe Chamberlain had a stroke 3-days after this old film footage, he died in 1914."

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    mute
    Media URN:
    72072
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1874.25
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:05:00 / 01:25:26:00
    Canister:
    ON 061 O
    Sort Number:
    ON 061 O
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Comments (2)

  1. Jason Lee Gelder says

    Hi, im very pleased to have come across this rare film footage. This old footage was filmed on the 7th of July 1906 on the Saturday at 3.30pm. The film was taken out side the Council House in Victoria Square Birmingham. The filming was of, and known as the Chamberlain Celebration's for the 70th Birthday of the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain M.P. and his thirty years in Parliamentary service. The Celebration's had taken place over the weekend of July 1906 with a visit to six local parks, Victoria Park Small Heath - Ward End - Aston Park - Victoria Park Handsworth - Summerfield Park - Calthorpe Park. The Saturday 7th being the Motor Procession, the 8th Sunday was Joseph Chamberlain's rest day with family at Highbury Moor Green Birmingham. The 9th Monday was a Congratulatory Meeting at Bingley Hall Birmingham, then a Torchlight Procession through the streets then on to a Firework Display, at Cannon Hill Park. Joe Chamberlain had a stroke 3-days after this old film footage, he died in 1914.

  2. Jason Lee Gelder says

    Hi again, more info on the Chamberlain Day footage. With the motorcars shown in the clip on the Saturday 7th July 1906 approximately eighty had formed the procession with most of them beautifully decorated. The first seven cars of the line-up Joseph Chamberlain and his family with close friends aquired them. The cars they had were Lanchesters Landaulette 20 H.P. to have brought one of them would have cost you £600 pounds at that time, but they were loaned for the event by the Lanchester Motor co. Sparkbrook Birmingham. The eighty decorated cars had to be numbered and lined up along Colmore Row, as far as Snow hill. Inspector Boulton had given clear instruction there was to be no overtaking allowed except if a vehicle had broken down. The cars had to keep a ten-yard distance with each other. All the macadam roads had been treated with Westrumite in order to render them dustless. The cars passed through the heart of the city, six local parks a distance of approximately seventeen miles.

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