National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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Queen's Jubilee - Holywell, 1977
“E II R Rules OK” is the red, white and blue message on a Chopper entered in the silver jubilee best-dressed bike competition in Holywell.
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Queen Elizabeth II’s 25th year on the throne provides the excuse for a community tea at the Holywell Youth Centre, where the best-dressed bicycle competition takes place and adults as well as children have a laugh taking part in egg-and-spoon races. A few shots of the town’s St Winefride’s Church close the film. Shot by Charles William Staniforth (d.2010) whose wife Catherine (d.2012) worked at the Courtaulds factory in Greenfield. Their son rides the Chopper bike.