Title ID 1292Collection ID198
TitleGodalming Carnival Week
Date21 June 1924
CollectionGodalming films
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsCarnivals Celebrations Cultural Events Parades
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMr Fudger
CameraL Jefcoate
Commissioning bodyMr Fudger
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration4 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Film of the main procession during Godalming Carnival Week.


The film opens with the title "Godalming Carnival Week, June 14th to 21st 1924, taken for Mr Fudger, cameraman - L. Jefcoate". The 'Carnival Week' was held as a fundraising event for the Royal Surrey County Hospital and included a week long "programme of revelry". Mr W G Fudger was co-owner of the first cinema in Godalming and this film would have been commissioned by him to be screened at his own cinema. The film covers the main procession in Godalming Carnival Week on the 21st of June. The procession around Godalming includes a marching band, people in fancy dress costumes, scouts, firemen, the carnival queen and decorated vehicles used as floats.