Good shots of crowds watching the 1953 Coronation procession.
Coronation B/W Cuts.
Various shots of crowds on Coronation Day, 1953. Good shots of people looking cold, cramped and wet after several hours of waiting for the procession to begin. People eating limp sandwiches and sleeping on the ground Nice footage. Big Ben reading twenty to seven. Officials walking around the procession route. Buckingham Palace. Spectators in stands. People with periscopes. Queen Elizabeth II rides past in ornate coach. Horse guards lead the coach out of the Palace gates. Soldiers marching around the Victoria Memorial and along The Mall. Person being attended to by St John's Ambulance men. Coaches carrying other royals. Procession coming under Admiralty Arch. Princess Margaret and Queen Mother seen in a coach. People watching from windows of building.
Intertitle: 'Pathe News Special - Coronation State Drive'. Various shots of procession leaving Buckingham Palace, coming down The Mall and arriving at Westminster Abbey. Several shots of schoolchildren watching the procession on the Embankment, cheering as the royal coach and cars go by. Some nice shots of children in the crowds. More of the procession moving through London.