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The Queen visits Chichester on Gala Day

Chichester gets out the bunting for Gala Day and to celebrate the arrival of a very special Royal visitor

Amateur film 1956 4 mins Silent

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We begin with Chichester Amateur Operatic Society members preparing a stall for Gala Day. We see crowds at a funfair, military band members and a game played with a giant ball. The city's streets are festooned with heraldic bunting, including a huge golden crown. At Priory Park crowds watch a military band and parading soldiers before the Royal party arrives in convoy. HRH the Queen and Prince Philip inspect the soldiers while accompanied by the Lord Mayor.