Spanning several years from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s this film shot by Fred Hutchinson shows the annual Sunday school walks celebrating the Christian festival of Pentecost in the Nottinghamshire town of Kirkby in Ashfield. Whit walks for children were a popular feature in Northern towns from the Victorian era but were less common in the East Midlands. In a change of pace from all that walking look out for an impressive robot taking the honours in the fancy dress event.
The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.