BATHGATE FESTIVAL WEEK 1951

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BATHGATE FESTIVAL WEEK 1951

Reference number: 1952

Date: 1951

Production company: Thames and Clyde Limited

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10 mins, c

Description: Footage of Bathgate Festival Week, 2nd June 1951, including the coronation of the festival queen, the floats procession, and various sports for children and adults held in Meadow Park.

Credits: [made for festival organising committee?]

Shotlist: Credits. (0.03) Provost Lady Provost? arrive; shots of crowds; shots of small girls in costume (0.31) Princess Marjory and Walter, the High Steward (0.47) Walter climb steps to their seats; shots of crowning the Festival Queen; various dignitaries approach the 'Queen' to bow and shake her hand (3.02) Procession from Academy to Meadow Park shots of crowd lining street, standing outside The Old Castle Bar and Bathgate Co-operative Society; Brass band; elevated shot of Queen and attendants riding in an open horse-drawn carriage (3.53) views of float procession, including "Newlands 1951" and "Thomson Discovers Chloroform"; shot children walking in parade (4.56) elevated shot of parade (5.31) Children receiving their Bags and Milk children are handed goodies as they walk through two pens filled with crates of bags and milk bottles; c/u shots children eating and drinking; shot of queue for "Boni's Cream Ices" van (6.39) Sports and Bands skipping race; sack race; girls' three legged race; wheelbarrow race, etc. all intercut with shots of audience, and winners (8.14) Presentation of Prizes by Princess Marjory c/u Marjory and Steward Walter; views of presentation; shot of group gathered on platform, including Princess Marjory and Walter, and group of men wearing rosettes (9.05)