Title ID 8186Collection ID1093
Title[Silver Jubilee George V]
Date[25 May 1935]
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society / Guermonprez
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionCommemoration
ThemeCommemoration Cine Club Film-making
KeywordsCelebrations Commemorative Events Girl Guides Parades Urban Areas Youth Organizations Children
LocalBognor Regis
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
CameraBognor Regis Film Society
FormatColour Silent
Duration2min. 13sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short Dufaycolor film made by the Bognor Regis Film Society, which shows celebrations in the town, to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935. Large crowds line the street to watch as a parade of floats and walking groups processes through the decorated town. Dufaycolor was an early film system that employed a matrix of red, green and blue to produce colour on film. This matrix pattern is clearly in evidence in the online clips.


The film opens with fast-moving shots of a parade to mark the occasion of H M King George V's Silver Jubilee. Elaborately decorated floats, as well as people of all ages on foot and horseback, form the parade line which processes along a wide street that includes several uniformed youth organisations, such as the Scouts and Guides, the British Red Cross, local fire brigade on a decorated engine and other local groups.

The film ends with shots of the parade and large crowds of spectators viewed from a high vantage point on a building overlooking the street, revealing the array of brightly coloured bunting and flags from across Europe.


A still from [Silver Jubilee George V] (1935)