Title ID 7393Collection ID976
Title[K.C.C. Parade; H.R.H. Princess Alexandra; Woking scenes]
DateJune 1957
CollectionJoan Irons
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsBeaches Law Enforcement Parades Piers Railway Stations Royalty Urban Areas Women Castles
LocalMaidstone Wimbledon Surbiton Woking Hastings
RegionalKent Greater London East Sussex Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJoan Irons
CameraJoan Irons
ParticipantsHRH Princess Alexandra of Kent
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration4min. 40sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring a Kent County Constabulary Parade at Maidstone in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, followed by other family related scenes with the group on a picnic and visiting the beach, Pier and Castle in Hastings.


The film opens with overexposed shots of the Kent County Constabulary Parade at their H.Q. at Maidstone. Police officers are seen lining up to be inspected by Princess Alexandra who walks along the line and occasionally speaks to the officers. Several officers wear their service medals.

Officers on parade are seen lifting their hats to give 'three cheers'. They are then seen marching before close-up shots of a woman police officer.

At Wimbledon station a woman is seen sitting on a platform bench with other passengers, shots from the moving train follow, including a formal garden, glimpses of Surbiton and Woking stations and their environs. In the countryside, two women are seen eating a picnic.

The film ends with shots of Hastings Pier, women sitting on the beach and views of a Hastings Castle and old town from a vantage point above at West Hill.


[K.C.C. Parade; H.R.H. Princess Alexandra; Woking scenes] [19357]