Carnival parade through centre of Coventry with historical theme.
Full title reads: "Coventry".
Various shots of carnival parade with historical theme. Floats and people in period costume pass crowds watching from pavements. Victorian sailors and soldiers, Queen Elizabeth I, Joan of Arc and Lady Godiva (in a modest flesh coloured body suit) are represented in pageant.
M/S of Mayor of Coventry with some nurses. C/U of the Mayor. Scenic L/S of spires of old Coventry Cathedral, seen looking across a park.
More shots of carnival parade - including spectacular Egyptian float with Cleopatra on it and float with French Revolution guillotine on. Some good views of the pre-war Coventry city centre.
Note: this item was originally part of News in a Nutshell. AH 2001.