• Short Summary

    Good footage of Battersea Park Easter Parade with theme of 'Transport Through The Ages'.

  • Description

    No titles. Easter Parade in Battersea Park.

    London.

    Various shots of the Easter Parade in Battersea Park. The theme is 'Transport Through The Ages'. The first float we see shows glamour girls on a 'Jersey' themed float, sitting on motorboats and waving to the crowd. A carnival queen sits on a throne on the float - could be London Tourist Board Easter Princess Christina Hasler.

    Other floats depict space travel - with people in space or robot costumes walking alongside - and varied forms of transport, such as an old omnibus, a steam traction engine, horse-drawn fire engine, camels, horse-drawn carriages and stagecoaches. A woman is carried along in a sedan chair, others ride in a Roman-style chariot, while some stone-age children pull along a simple cart, with a stone-age girl sitting on it.

    Also seen are old bicycles - penny farthing, boneshaker and double-seater. People sitting on top of an old motor bus wear decorated hats. M/Ss of hippy couples walking along, wearing decorated hats and headgear.

    Note: parade was organised by the London Tourist Board.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2099.20
    Media URN:
    57205
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:54:00 / 01:48:17:00
    Canister:
    69/30

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