On the crest of the Downs at Dunstable we see crowds of children struggling to catch oranges that women are throwing down the hills. It apparently relates to the Romans rolling boulders over the Downs to confound their enemies. Good L/Ss of the children scattered over...
Schoolchildren from Dunstable work on the land. Bedfordshire.
The wonders of Britain - documentary made to encourage tourists to visit.
May Day celebrations in Elstow, Bedfordshire.
The Coronation of the May Queen in the Village of Elstow in Bedfordshire.
May day celebration at Elstow - crowning the "May Queen".
News in a Nutshell includes - guests at the Coronation, several ships run aground, and President Roosevelt receiving Governor General of Canada, Lord Tweedsmuir.
Roundup of the latest world's news
Oranges and Lemons day outside the St. Clement Danes church in London.
Vicars at St. Clement Danes church in East End give out oranges to local children.
Great holiday cruise and safari footage - visits to Canary Islands and South Africa.
The ancient Furry Dance takes place in the Cornish town of Helston.
The Annual Whit Week Procession in Manchester.
Camels and elephants walk through the streets of Dunstable to their new home at Whipsnade Zoo.
Lovely item about the crowning of the new "May Queen" in South London.
Colour film of Christmas celebration in Germany.
Ceremony telling story of Pied Piper of Hamelin in the town where it happened.
People of a liberated French town celebrate Bastille Day with American troops.
Oxford and Cambridge compete in Annual University Boat Race.
Lord Mayor's parade and meeting of Aldermen and Councilmen at Guildhall.
Princess Elizabeth receives a degree from Edinburgh University - Prince Philip inspects troops.
Welsh National Eisteddfod and Princess Elizabeth at Carmarthen.
Hop pickers leave London Bridge by train for working holiday in Kent.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attend Maundy Service at Westminster Abbey.
Various shots of the ancient Japanese city of Nara.