Title ID 9955Collection ID994
Title[Jubilee Jamboree]
Date1 - 12 August 1957
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCommemoration
ThemeRural Life Commemoration
KeywordsAircraft Buildings Cars Children Camping Celebrations Ethnic Groups Food Leisure Time Activities Parades Passenger Vehicles Parks Roads Royalty Rural Areas Scouting Shops Youth Organizations
LocalBirmingham Sutton Coldfield
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
ParticipantsHM The Queen Elizabeth II; HRH Prince Philip; Lord Rowallan; 1st Haywards Heath Scouts
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur film documenting a trio of Scouting events at Sutton Park in Birmingham - The World Scout Jubilee Jamboree, A World Rover Moot and A World Scouters Indaba. The events share the same site, split into three sections and opened by HRH Henry Duke of Gloucester and visited by HM The Queen, Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip.


This film shows the Jamboree arena filled with Scouts, gathered to welcome HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester standing on a motorcade, followed by a compilation that includes a marching group of Scottish bagpipers on the field; the motorcade for HM The Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip. A series of shots show several of the International Scouting groups including those from India and the Philippines parading past the camera.

Back in the arena, two gliders land on the field, and this is followed by a wide shot of a balloon release. HM Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive in a car, waving as they pass the camera. A series of shots show traditional African dancers, and the South African camp. Views of other group camps follow that include the Liechtenstein Camp and the Sussex camp with the group posing together for the camera. Further scenes show the Jamboree Branch Post Office, the Copenhagen Camp and the Jamboree entrance and Industrial Pavilion.

A series of shots of the site and activities show: "Queen's Way" with flags next to the Arena; Haywards Heath Scouts next to a Camp signpost; Lord Rowallan meeting several Scout leaders in the Sussex Camp; the Sussex camp having tea; African Scouts dancing and playing drums [some in traditional costume]; a close-up of the World Jamboree rotating globe monument; the 1st Haywards Heath Rover Scouts wood chopping contest with axes; a group of 1st Haywards Heath Rover Scouts with their car Arabella; and a series of views of the closure of the event with the Scout troops leaving site. The film closes with panoramic views of the Jamboree field littered with rubbish, empty pavilion buildings and the Jubilee Sutton Coldfield welcome signs on a main road.


A Still from [Jubilee Jamboree] (1957)