Jean Roberts' Mayoral Year 1961-1962 (VA 27/20/1)

Video:


Date:
1961-1962

Creator:
Frederick and Jean Roberts

Collection:
Miscellaneous Video Recordings

Archive/Collection:
Miscellaneous Video Recordings

Source URL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vl2PJ6C6Kw



Description:
Edited copy of amateur film recorded during the year when Jean Roberts was Mayor of Chelmsford (1961-1962). The footage includes Mrs Roberts completing official duties, as well as general images of Chelmsford. Mrs Roberts narrates the silent film. [00:00:] General images of Chelmsford with introduction about the film; description of the sights shown in the film, including Tindal Square and Shire Hall. [00:40:] Procession of judges to the court, then held at Shire Hall; mayor greeting officials; Chelmsford Cathedral. [02:35:] Mayor opening St John's Hospital fete, demonstrations and activities there. [04:30:] Opening ceremony of new Chelmsford Civic Centre, holding the Civic Theatre and Council Chamber. [07:00:] Journey in mayoral car; open garden event to protest against plan to remove magnolia tree at corner of Duke Street and Victoria Street South. [09:35:] The open air swimming pool [formerly beside the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre on Victoria Road]; the High Street; stone bridge crossing the River Can at the bottom of the High Street; flood relief scheme building works; Central Park; market stalls [on site of High Chelmer shopping centre]. [11:55:] Garden party held at home of Colonel Sir Stuart and Lady Mallinson, President of Essex Branch of English-Speaking Union: volleyball match, tennis display, archery display, diving demonstration, and other activities. [16:10:] Garden party at Audley End: inside the house, band playing, gardens; journey home in mayoral car. [18:40:] Concluding remarks.

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Location(s):
Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Subject:
mayors; sports; women civic leaders
Video:
English
Duration:
00:18:59
Materials Held By:
Essex Sound and Video Archive
Original Format:
film
Color/B&W:
Color
Sound/Silent:
Sound (voiceover narration)
Genre:
Documentary

Archive:
Essex Sound and Video Archive



Inquiries regarding this film should contact:
ero.enquiries@essex.gov.uk

Rights:
CC-BY-NC

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