Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bradford Coronation Procession - 1902

This film is part of the Mitchell and Kenyon collection - an amazing visual record of everyday life in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century.
When Edward VII was crowned, it was a time of great confidence and pride in the British Empire, as shown here by the extravagant and sometimes exotic horse-drawn floats. This was a local event to mark a coronation of international importance, and other parts of this same procession emphasise Bradford's unique contribution to the almighty Empire in the form of its woollen industry. (Rebecca Vick)

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