Old film brings back memories for Joan, 93

Andrew Sefton and Joan Brown watching the old film of the 1932 memorial parade.
Andrew Sefton and Joan Brown watching the old film of the 1932 memorial parade.

Last week’s Pocklington Post story about the film of the 1932 memorial parade brought back memories for a Pocklington resident who watched the event.

In 1932 Joan Brown was an 11-year old schoolgirl who lived in the Market Place. She remained in Pocklington all her life and is now 93, but has clear memories of the parade. When she read the story in the Post she contacted the Pocklington and District History Group to share her recollections, and the group’s archivist, Andrew Sefton, popped round to see her earlier this week to give her a personal viewing of the old film.

You can view the film on YouTube using the link on the front page of pocklingtonhistory.com.

Full story in this week’s (15 January) people’s paper.