Title ID 917Collection ID371
Title1952-1977, Adisham, The Queen’s Silver Jubilee
Date7 June 1977
CollectionRobert Nash
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsChildren Commemorative Events Fetes Sport Villages
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRobert Nash
CameraRobert Nash
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Sound
Duration13 min. 32 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A film depicting the village fête and events in the Kent village of Adisham celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in June 1977, with accompanying music and commentary.


Scenes of houses decorated with Union Jack flags and bunting open the film. The day’s events begin with people gathering at the village ‘roundabout’. A children’s fancy dress competition is held with the children dressed in a variety of costumes including a farmer, Noddy, mountain climbers, a souvenir mug costume, Queen Victoria, Britannia, and George and the dragon. A man dressed as a school girl also appears during the proceedings. A parade through the village includes people on horseback and tractors pulling floats. The village fête which follows is officially opened and the vicar says the Lords Prayer. At the fête there are children’s and adult’s races, darts games, cricket games, a balloon race, and cake stalls. Indoors, children sit at trestle tables for a lunch with sandwiches and fizzy drinks. Outside again a pram race is held in the street. The film ends with children being presented with Jubilee commemorative mugs.


A still from '1952-1977, Adisham, The QueenÕs Silver Jubilee' - children in fancy dressA still from '1952-1977, Adisham, The QueenÕs Silver Jubilee' - girl in red white and blue costume