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  • 1930s

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Reference number: 1237

Date: 1934c

Sponsor: Regal Cinema, Girvan

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.55 mins

Description: "Paddy's Milestone", Bath parade with the Highland Light Infantry, the Prince of Wales visiting Girvan, and a Gala Day.

Shotlist: No credits. Farmer ploughing a field with horse-drawn plough (.42); Exterior shot of Regal Cinema with staff and queue of children (.54); Scenes of local interest. Shots of people standing on the pier and various boats in the harbour (1.15); Paddy's Milestone [Pathetone] (1.24); Shot from a boat of Ailsa Craig (1.44); General shots of the island, with birds, the lighthouse and the keeper milking goats (2.27); Shots on the beach at Girvan (2.10); Bath parade with HLI. Pan over Highland Light Infantry's camp (3.10); Brief shots of men washing, busy in the kitchen and larking about (3.24); Kiddies day at Girvan. Pan over spectators (3.50); Shots of mothers and babies in a "Beautiful Baby" competition (4.13); Edward VII then Prince of Wales visits Girvan. Shots of spectators on the pavement (4.30); Spectators crowd the Prince's car (5.00); Lost a Prince. Shots of spectators (5.08); Oh yes! There he is. Stills of the Prince (5.18); Spectators (5.25); Was this a joke? Shots of ambulance parked at kerbside (5.33); All is well that ends well. Our royal guest enjoyed the fun and Girvan got the headlines once again. Gala in Girvan (5.47); The Committee (5.51); Shot of same (6.09); Shots of various decorated cars including GPO car, a fishmonger's horse drawn hay cart, barber's cart and a Navy float (7.51); Crowds and close-ups of fancy dress competitors (8.18); Hutchison and McCreath (catering) float, floral cars depicting the seasons (9.17); Exterior shots of the Regal Cinema, Girvan (9.44); Pipe band leads the procession of floats (12.55)