|Title ID||8780||Collection ID||822|
|Title||VE Day themed Lydd Club Day 1946|
|Keywords||Clubs Celebrations Communities Pageants Fancy dress|
|Format||Standard 8mm Colour Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright 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.