RIDING OF THE MARCHES, ANNAN, 1947, the

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: RIDING OF THE MARCHES, ANNAN, 1947, the

Reference number: 3736

Date: 1947

Sponsor: [ Victor Biddall]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.14 mins

Description: Riding of the Marches, Annan, in 1947.
[Made on commission for Victor Biddall's cinema].

See also refs 3737 and 3738

Shotlist: [Mr V Biddall proudly presents the Riding of the Marches, Annan 1947] Glimpse of crowd before ceremony starts. Gv of Provost (?) and dignitaries on a raised platform, the men cheer can the end of the Provost's speech. (.22) Gv of the parade on horseback through the street. (.46) Two men dismounting and greeting a man in robes. (.58) The men lay a wreath at the base of the war memorial. (1.15) Gv's of a presentation ceremony on the raised platform by the Provost and the lead dignitary. The two men write in a ledger(?), give speeches, and hand out silver cups. (2.15) C/u of the group of dignitaries. (2.34) Gv of the parade making its way through the streets. A brass band are followed by men on horse back, then by floats and school children. (4.14)