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OTD 1977: Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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OTD 1977: Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

On this Day, June 8th 1977

ATV Today reporter Sue Jay visited various street parties in the Birmingham area on June 7th to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Jay interviews a man who is preparing the City of Birmingham jubilee food pack. Next in Erdington Sue talks to children in fancy dress – including a girl dressed as Hilda Ogden complete with cigarette – and talks to Pauline Bocott, local organiser of the event on Quincey Drive. The group sing God Save the Queen and then dance the conga.

Next at a different location, Sue watches a tug-of-war and interviews children about the Queen while later at Chelmsley Wood a street party begins with people saying grace followed by children eating party food. Sue Jay speaks with children including a Jubilee ‘Queen’. There is also footage of decorated houses and another group of people singing the National Anthem.

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