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.
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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.
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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.