BRITISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS No 166, OPENING OF DRUMPELLIER MOSS
In the cutting down the ham competition, a blindfolded contestant sets off towards the crowd holding a knife whilst trying to find the hanging ham. The winner simply bumps into the ham! (clip)
Title: BRITISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS No 166, OPENING OF DRUMPELLIER MOSS
Reference number: 3617
Date: 1919, September 13
Production company: Green's Film Service
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 8.00 mins
Opening of Drumpellier Moss Park, gifted to Coatbridge by Mr W. R. Carrick-Buchanan opened on 13 September 1919. [Incomplete]
Film is incomplete, and possibly a longer version of story released Sept. 2, 1919 in BRITISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO. 166 - DRUMPELLIER MOSS, MUNIFICENT GIFT TO COATBRIDGE.
Press account of event on file.
Credits: "The British Moving Picture News, Green's Film Service" written on title credit
Shotlist: Title credit: [13 Sept 1919] The Opening of Drumpellier Moss gifted to Coatbridge by Mr. W.R. Carrick-Buchanan(0.04) Provost Lavelle, JP, who presided made the opening speech. Shots of platform party in park (.14) Councillor Killoch presented Mrs Buchanan with a pair of gold scissors to cut the ribbon. Shots of same (.36) Mrs Buchanan formally opens the park by cutting a tartan ribbon. Shots of same (1.10) Mrs Buchanan presents Councillor Killoch with a halfpenny for the gold scissors to prevent them from cutting friendship. She was quite satisfied with the price. Mrs Buchanan and platform party (1.22) Councillor Killoch cannily explained the halfpenny and after remarking that it wasn't very bright said with truly Scottish caution "it seems to be a good one". Shots of crowd and platform party (2.14) Mr Renney and Nancy. An irresistible money making combination. Mr Renney holding his pony Nancy (2.19) "Cut down the ham" competition. Several men are blindfolded, one by one, and try to find and cut down a leg of ham hanging by a rope, One successful competitor with his prize. Shots of a fowl hanging up for "cut down the fowl" competition (3.36) Vegetable stall selling leeks, onions, potatoes, etc grown by the SCWS (3.56) Demonstration of gymnastics by young boys on parallel bars (4.21) Pierrots on stage singing and dancing. Crowds watching stage and camera (6.04) Couples enjoying a picnic (7.08) Band of the Royal Scots Greys proved that there is no necessity to go abroad to hear good music. Shot of conductor and brass band. Close-up conductor and his boots (7.47) Large table laid out in preparation for a meal. Baby in pram (7.56) Incomplete.