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
Horley's Coronation Fete.
The town of Horley gets all dressed up for a Coronation fete to remember - with racing children, racing bicycles, a Soapbox Derby, a Bonnie Baby contest and a goat.
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This colourful film record of Horley's Coronation celebrations features a variety of fun and games for children and adults alike. Starting in Horley High Street the film moves to the fete itself where the 'New Elizabethans' are seen enjoying sideshows like Tombola, Smack-the-Rat and the tea tent, as well as a Soapbox Derby and a number of cycle races. After a Baby contest, dancers are seen requesting songs from an ersatz 'Jukebox'.