The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
This film is part of Free
Shrewsbury Corporation Film No. 3
Marching bands and acrobats celebrate the Coronation of King George VI at an event in Shrewsbury.
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Beginning with a football match (complete with half time pints) this compilation film includes the celebrations in Shrewsbury to mark both the 1937 and the 1953 coronations. Highlights of the earlier event are the smartly dressed kazoo bands marching in time and a display of impressive acrobatics in Quarry Park (not to mention the 'gaily' decorated streets). In 1953 the bunting was out again but the entertainment was much more sedate: folk dancing.