Title ID 11693Collection ID1509
Title[Canterbury Cricket and Wedding]
CollectionJohn Clague
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Leisure
KeywordsCars Children Family Houses Buildings Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles Religious Buildings Roads Sport Urban Areas Weddings Clothing Hats
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJohn Clague
CameraJohn Clague
ParticipantsBernard Porter (Mayor of Canterbury)
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration06 min. 59 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


This film shows a match at the Kent County Cricket Club's ground at St Lawrence, Canterbury. The film focuses on the spectators rather than the match showing the crowds arriving, watching in deckchairs and in the hospitality tents. There are also scenes of a family wedding in Canterbury, where some of the guests where eye-catching hats.


At St Lawrence cricket ground in Canterbury, the players stroll onto the pitch as the spectators arrive and find their seats to watch Kent play. The large crowd are seen watching the match. Many of the women wear hats and in one of the hospitality tents some visitors form a line to shake hands with the Mayor of Canterbury, Bernard Porter before sitting down for lunch. Flags are shown flying from the tents. Cricket action begins again, with children keeping score at the boundary line next to the Lime tree. A newspaper seller walks along the boundary line with the 'Evening News' papers. At the interval the crowd head for some refreshments, and some wander onto the pitch before the players come out again to begin play.

At a wedding, guests and the bridesmaid are seen arriving at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wincheap, Canterbury. The car pulls up outside with the bride and her father. They make their way up the steps to the entrance. The bride and groom exit the church with the bridesmaid behind, all the other guests follow. The couple get into the black Rolls Royce, with other cars waiting behind for the guests. The bride and groom's car exits onto the Wincheap roundabout and the other guests leave the church for the reception. Photos are taken at a house as the guests stand around chatting; some wearing eye-catching hats.


[Canterbury Cricket and Wedding] (1967)[Canterbury Cricket and Wedding] (1967)[Canterbury Cricket and Wedding] (1967)