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Civic Year 1976-7

A visual diary recording the events of a civic year which includes the installation of the mayor, a parade and a visit from Prince Charles.

Amateur film 1976 14 mins Silent

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A diary of civic events includes the installation of Councillor Vernon Davies as mayor of Merthyr Tydfil in a lavish ceremony. Flags are held high above the heads of the marching band as they lead a parade through the streets in Mr Davies’ honour. And Prince Charles’ visit brightens a rainy day at the Hoover factory. Workers gather at the windows to catch a glimpse of the royal visitor who arrives by car, umbrellas at the ready to ensure signs held up to welcome him remain dry.