DUMFRIES GUID NYCHBURRIS DAY

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: DUMFRIES GUID NYCHBURRIS DAY

Reference number: 0170

Date: 1934

Sponsor: ABC Cinema, Dumfries

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 08.28 mins

Description: Guid Nychburris Day festival including the procession and coronation ceremony. The film also shows football matches between Queen of the South v Hibernian and Queen of the South v Rangers at Palmerston Park.

One of several local topical films made for local exhibitors of the tradition revived in the 1930’s of the Guid Nychburris Day festival.

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 13.24 mins @ 18 fps]

credits (.07) general shots of procession through streets and into Palmerston Park. Shots of crowd. shots of coronation ceremony, pageantry, ceremony at Midsteeple and parade in street (2.34) gvs racecourse of horses, bookies and crowd. (4.14) - blank - (4.20) shot of crowd behind a barrier watching the camera (4.38) gvs of racecourse (4.43) couple disembark from light aircraft (?) - ACEE, with 'SMT' markings (4.53) shots of Regal Cinema, Dumfries, people leave 'Fashions of 1934' exhibition (5.15) League Match Queen of the South versus Hibernian. Shots of the crowd walking toward and entering gates. Shots of crowd inside. Teams come out, one poses for photograph, captains toss and match begins (7.37) Queen of the South v Rangers at Palmerston Park, 27th Oct. 1934. Crowds on terracing. Teams come out, the captains toss and the match begins (8.28)