Title ID 8780Collection ID822
TitleVE Day themed Lydd Club Day 1946
CollectionLydd Club
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsClubs Celebrations Communities Pageants Fancy dress
NationalUnited Kingdom England
ProductionGordon Thomas (Tim) Paine
CameraGordon Thomas (Tim) Paine
DirectorGordon Thomas (Tim) Paine
ProducerGordon Thomas (Tim) Paine
EditorGordon Thomas (Tim) Paine
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


VE Day themed annual Club Day celebrations in Lydd taking place 8th June 1946 on the Rype and on the High Street.

Please note: this film contains images which are racially offensive. We have left the film in its original state to ensure historical accuracy.


VE Day themed celebrations in Lydd involving a range of activities including: a sack race, a pageant, a procession and crowning of the Queen Elect, an assortment of floats (one a Dunkirk float), a military band and a children's fancy dress parade. Model yachts are raced on the water, followed by fancy dress bicycle relays and assault courses. Children's games, fancy dress netball with a hockey stick, more sack races and obstacle courses ensue. The film concludes with a bonfire and fireworks at the end of the day.


A colour still image taken from TID 8780, shown a close up view of a man sat in a batch in the nude wearing a bowler hat and holding an open umbrella. The man is sat in a bath mounted upon a parade float vehicle, as part of the Lydd VE Day themed festivities.
A colour still image taken from TID 8780, showing a large group of children in procession, dressed in fancy dress costumes walking through the recreation ground in Lydd, for the VE Day themed festivities.
A colour still image taken from TID 8780, showing a man dressed in a ladies brasier and under slip riding a bicycle during a race for the VE Day festivities as part of Lydd club day. The race is held on the recreation ground, close to All Saints Church, who's Tower can bee seen in the background behind the spectators.