A crowd watch as a Beauty Queen is crowned and driven in a parade of floats.
Location is Hayes, Middlesex.
Various shots of crowds of people standing outside cinema. A group of men stand on steps making speeches. VS as beauty queen and assistants come out onto the steps for presentation. More crowd shots. Beauty Queen makes speech. VS of Beauty Queen and assistants cutting to crowd. The group of young women are driven off on the back of decorated lorry / float. They are at the head of a parade of other decorated floats. Several of the floats have commercial sponsors. Good shots of lots of the floats.
N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.
A member of the public has identified this parade to be taking place in Hayes, Middlesex. The year was 1936. The parade starts down Coldharbour Lane which led to the main Uxbridge Road. The fire engine was a newly acquired 1936 Merryweather , which replaced the 1928, second hand lorry. The Chief was the only full time firemen on the brigade at the time. A number of townsfolk were volunteers. When war was declared in 1939, Hayes Fire Brigade consisted of 2 large appliances and a water carrier, 6 sub-stations around the town with 2 Coventry Climax and a total of 150 fully trained firemen available.