BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 13841

The Queen's Silver Jubilee

 The Queen's Silver Jubilee
Key Info
  • The Queen's Silver Jubilee
  • Duration: 01:14
  • Melvyn Bragg looks back on the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977. Despite a backdrop of economic uncertainty and social unrest, the nation celebrated with a year of festivities. An estimated 10 million people attended street parties on Jubilee day, 7 June 1977, going 'Union Jack-crazy'.
  • Subject:



    Monarchy: Modern

  • Keywords: Economic and political problems, celebrations, union jack, jubilee day, change, booming, anniversary, monarchy, QEII
Ideas for use in class
  • Pupils could be asked to research differences and similarities between Britain during the Queen's Silver Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee? Or, whether they feel it is appropriate to hold national celebrations during a period of economic uncertainty?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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