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Pole: City

The tree is up in Old Market Square, the pantomime is on; it's time to celebrate Christmas in Nottingham.

Home movie 1958 5 mins Silent

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It's 1959 and Beryl Reid is on at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, a trolley bus passes the Palais de Danse and the Christmas tree is present and correct in Old Market Square. Most intriguing of all are the Nottingham characters posing for the camera at the start of this amateur reel shot by local filmmaker F. Pole. A forgotten fragment of 1950s life preserved for posterity.