Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
This film is part of Free
Borough of Reigate's Centenary Film 1963
An amateur epic showing how the Borough of Reigate marked its centenary year with exhibitions, festivals, a fantastic Carnival and Morris Dancers.
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This ambitious film charts the Borough of Reigate’s centenary year, starting with a re-enactment of its Charter, the election of a new Lord Mayor and a Ladies Lacrosse match. A Fete and Donkey Derby, followed by silly games, leads to the Carnival Queen competition and the Carnival itself. Over 80 colourful entries parade along the road to Redhill followed by a costume display, a scout camp and a military tattoo. Bowls, the Morris Men and views of the town end this epic film.