Title ID 7931Collection ID832
Title[Gaisford High School: Jubilee Celebrations, 1977]
CollectionE. C. Edwards
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeCommemoration Urban Life
KeywordsSchools Children Sport Celebrations Royalty Commemorative Events Performing Arts Fancy dress Dresses Clothing
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionE. C. Edwards
CameraE. C. Edwards
FormatColour Silent
Duration14 min. 54 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Gaisford High School for Girls in Worthing, West Sussex, celebrates the Queen's Jubilee in 1977 with sports and fancy dress events in footage filmed by E. C. Edwards.


0:00:11:10 (0:02:00:22) [Rounders Match]. School girls play rounders on a sports field. The game is shown from a distance in panning footage. Girls watch from the side of the pitch as the players run for the ball and sprint around the markers after taking a swing.

0:02:12:07 (0:05:18:19) [Easter Parade and Play]. A group of Gaisford High schoolgirls walk towards the camera across the playing field, wearing fancy dress. They sit in the sports hall on wooden benches to watch their schoolmates parade around the room in elaborate Easter bonnets. Other girls perform a play.

0:07:31:01 (0:01:10:09) [Lunch]. The girls sit on the grass outside, wearing long flowing dresses or skirts with flower prints, to eat their lunch. They smile and grin at the camera as it pans across.

0:08:41:10 (0:04:34:01) [Track and Field]. A running track has been marked out in white on the playing field. Girls run a race with hurdles and the 100 metre sprint. Another throws a shot put. A crowd of parents and schoolchildren sit and stand to the side of the track. Further girls participate in a relay sack race, their numbers pinned to their white shirts.

0:13:15:11 (0:01:38:18) [Closing Scenes]. Scenes of a bird feeding in a garden, and schoolgirls cutting grass and pruning trees at a graveside close the film.