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  • Local topical


  • 1910s

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Reference number: 1634

Date: 1917*

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.00 mins

Description: Galashiel's Midsummer Gala with shots of the children's procession, the maypole dance, flower girls parade and the crowning of the Gala Queen.

Digitised clip from this title available, made possible by funding from the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) 2001 - 2002. Use of clips must acknowledge SCRAN as source of funding. See http://www.scran.ac.uk for further details.

Credits: [Made as a local topical]

Shotlist: No credits. Children's procession led by maypole through crowds lining streets in Galashiels, first Bank Street and then into Coronel Square. Gala Queen's horse-drawn carriage at the rear (1.45); General views of crowds (2.16); Red Cross nurses and flag seller's stand, Balmoral Inn in the background (2.28); Grand March. Gala Queen and flower girls parade (2.48); General views of spectators in Netherdale Rugby Grandstand (3.27); Flower girls' display (4.20); Maypole Dance. General views of dance on platform (4.30); Spectators at open air tea tables (4.40); Fairy Dance. General views of display (4.54); The Midsummer Queen has refreshment. The Gala Queen walks towards camera eating a bun (4.58); Hoop drill. General views of girls performing a dance with hoops and tambourines (5.31); Morris Dance. Girls' display (5.44); Crowning of Midsummer Queen. Shots of the Gala Queen and her retinue in procession, the Coronation ceremony, and general views of spectators. Shot of "High Class Ices" van in background (6.36); Pan over crowds in streets (7.19); Incomplete.