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1935 Silver Jubilee
A dazzling portrait of Stepney in high spirits, celebrating the 25-year reign of King George V.
Every frame of this dazzling film of Stepney's 1935 jubilee celebrations is a visual treat, from the hordes of excitable children pouring into the Ben Hur cinema to the eccentrically fancy-dressed locals dancing through the streets. Made professionally to be shown at the cinema, this slice of East End life has survived remarkably well - its wonderfully crisp images could almost have been taken yesterday.
The Ben Hur cinema, since demolished, was allegedly where a young Alfred Hitchcock first experienced the magic of moving pictures.
Amateur film 1977 5 mins Silent Location: Croydon
It's all bell bottoms and bunting as families gather to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
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Streets are decorated, cakes are baked and the locals are in fancy dress as the community comes together to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.
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Wolverhampton celebrates the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in 1935 with parades, bunting and a lavish pageant in front of an appreciative audience at Molineux.
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