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
Hythe Coronation Memories
The town of Hythe is smothered in bunting as the townsfolk celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II.
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This film opens with views of Hythe covered in ceremonial bunting as well as capturing a lot of street furniture that has long since vanished from the modern-day urban environment. The film goes on to show children at a large table, racing each other in a park and parading in a variety of imaginative period costumes.
The filmmaker, Councillor Colonel F. F. C. Cooke, was Lord Mayor of Hythe from 1957 to 1958.