Chamberlain Day in Birmingham.
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."