Catholic Centennial Procession 1950

The Diocesan Archives has a small collection of old films which we hope to digitize and make available online. Here is one film we have already digitized – ‘1950 Centenary Procession’.

Canterbury held many celebrations throughout 1950 commemorating the arrival of the first four ships. This Catholic Procession was held on 19 November.

The original film has no audio, but is still an amazing snap-shot of our Diocese almost 70 years ago!

The digitization of all our film reels and video tapes is costly, so we are hoping to secure some donations and sponsorship to help with the digitization project. Among the collection is a larger reel of film from this Procession – so watch this space for more footage!


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