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Bishop's Castle Carnival Parade

Bishop's Castle's traditional carnival gets an injection of modernity when rock 'n' roll comes to town.

Home movie 1957 4 mins Silent

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Rock 'n' roll arrived in Bishop's Castle in Shropshire giving a lift to the traditional town carnival. Jiving 'hep-cats' dance on one float and the Suez Skiffle Scuttlers are on hand for a satirical swipe at the political crisis that gripped the nation towards the end of 1956 - although their fez and Arab robe get-ups are likely to provoke a different response from modern viewers.

The person behind the camera for this reel of colour 9.5mm film remains a mystery.