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.
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Scenes on Coronation Day
For a lucky few, the roofs of Whitehall make a perfect perch to watch George VI's Coronation procession making its way along the streets below
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This rooftop view captures large crowds, on high and at street level, waiting to see George VI's Coronation procession pass along Whitehall. A variety of marching regiments, guards, cavalry, Canadian Mounties and military bands pass below. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin's carriage is followed by the Gold State Coach containing the new King. We also see newsreel cameras, and people with cardboard periscopes as well as huge amounts of rubbish left behind by the crowds.