Sunderland Roker Regatta and Festival August Bank Holiday (1926) | BFI National Archive

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    Sunderland Roker Regatta and Festival (1926) | BFI National Archive Subscribe: Watch more on the BFI Player: An eccentric mix of pageantry, electric dragons (the stars of a scenic railway ride), a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like and a religious chaplain all feature in this enchanting film of Sunderland's bank holiday festivities. While the rowing regatta isn't shown, recognisable locations include Seaburn and Mowbray Park, one of the oldest municipal parks in the North East of England. This local topical would have screened in Sunderland as part of a mixed cinema programme. Curiously the final scene seems to show a memorial procession - a rather more sombre affair. Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Google+:
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    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
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    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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