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Carnival 1962

The stars descend on Bognor in this remarkable film capturing the fun and frivolity of Carnival. Watch out for Tony Hancock crowning the Carnival Queen and also for a future Dr Who.

Amateur film 1962 28 mins Silent

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Organised by the Lions Club the 1962 Carnival in Bognor Regis attracted many famous faces, including Tony Hancock, who crowns the Carnival Queen, John Le Mesurier, Mario Fabrizi, future Dr Who, Jon Pertwee, Ferdy Mayne and many more. But the real star is the town itself which puts on a festive face for the duration of the Carnival season - with crazy competitions and wacky races, a helicopter rescue, a parade of floats, pipe bands, Morris dancers and a funfair with fireworks.