Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Street Decorations in Bootle
Celebrating the new Elizabethan era, and all ages can join in the fun.
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The Coronation of Elizabeth II in May 1953 was cause for great celebration throughout the country. All ages could join in the fun, making for a day of great festivity. The celebrations in Bootle were only one event of thousands, but are hard to beat for colour, effort and enthusiasm, and this film is an excellent example of a hugely popular subject for both amateur and professional filmmakers.