• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra watches London stores carnival procession.

  • Description

    London stores parade, Hyde Park.

    L/S carnival float in festival of London parade, float is surrounded by cyclists. Panning shot cyclists, they wear old fashioned clothes. M/S Princess Alexandra watching the procession with husband, Angus Oglivy and her young son James. Various shots London fire brigade band. C/U crowd watching. L/S vintage bus carrying Chelsea Pensioners, zoom in to M/S. C/U Chelsea Pensioner. M/S Princess Alexandra and dignitaries watching parade. Panning shot horse drawn carriage carrying winner of Miss London Store beauty competition. C/U people in period costumes in vintage car. Zoom in to shot of vintage car from Beaulieu collection. C/U James Oglivy watching parade from window. Panning shot vintage fire engines. Panning shot another vintage fire engines (on loan from Peter Robinson's) M/S James watching from balcony with other children. Panning shot hippy-type float carrying girls throwing flowers. Panning shot float by Harvey Nicholls showing futuristic costumes. Panning shot people dressed in outer space costumes (by Simpsons). Panning shot float by Barkers of Kensington. M/S Princess Alexandra leaving rostrum where she watched the parade, little James pulls her impatiently towards the car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2061.03
    Media URN:
    33069
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:04:00 / 01:14:22:00
    Canister:
    68/42

Comments (2)

  1. hap5hippo says

    I have been trying to establish the actual date when this parade took place. I now think it was Sunday 19 May 1968

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks hap5hippo. If it helps at all, we have a record stating that this film was released in cinemas on 23/05/1968, so it was definitely filmed before 23rd.

    We're working on putting up the release dates for all of the clips shortly.

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