GOVAN FAIR 1952

Crowds gather at Govan Cross and watch as the Govan Fair procession passes the Elderpark Cafe on Langlands Road. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • ELDER, John C

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GOVAN FAIR 1952

Reference number: 0053

Date: 1952, June

Sponsor: Vogue Cinema, Govan

Production company: Elder Film Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7 mins

Description: Official ceremonial opening of Old Govan Fair, Glasgow. Coronation of the Fair Queen by Mrs Singleton, wife of George, the director of the Vogue Cinema.

Local cinema topical made for the Vogue Cinema. Found in cinema by Richard Singleton.

Shotlist: No credits. Official ceremonial opening of old Govan Fair, June 1952; speech given by unid. dignitary; crowning of Sheila Leslie as the Queen of Old Govan Fair by Mrs. R. V. Singleton, wife of the Director of the Vogue Cinema in Govan, Glasgow; Mrs Singleton hands Miss Leslie a ram's head sceptre, then crowns her [full sized ram's head staff visible in background] (0.59) shots of crowd waving flags (1.20); The procession marshalls. shots of floats before the procession starts; procession including brass band; Fair Queen passes in an open topped car; pipe band; shots of people looking on from tenement windows; (2.10) It isn't rare at Govan Fair /To see Braw Lads and Lassies there... (2.20) shot of "Marshal" trying to keep a crowd of boys in order; crowd shots, c/u on individuals (4.58) shots pipe band and various floats passing by, including a llama, and floats showing Neptune holding up a cask of ale (5.48) So now our procession nears its end... (6.00) pipe band and floats including two young girls holding up dancing? trophy; advertising Govan ropeworks; (6.49) That's the end of the procession: Did You See it All? ecs (7.04)