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Handicapped Gathering, Salesbury Hall, 22nd Aug

An afternoon of balloons, song and dance with the Gang Show in Ribchester.

Amateur film 1970 9 mins Silent Not rated


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Salesbury Hall in Ribchester hosts a Gang Show in this beautifully shot colour film from Lancashire, as local scouts and guides mark the Girl Guides' Diamond Jubilee of 1970 with an afternoon of fun and music for a group of disabled visitors. The enthusiastic cast give their all for an appreciative audience, before the arrival of well-deserved refreshments for performers and spectators alike.

Filmmaker Mary Corner was headmistress of Howard St. Nursery School in Burnley for many years. She was also a highly skilled member of Burnley Cine Club, and her films record not only the early education of children in her care, but community and topical events both locally and further afield.