FESTIVAL OF BON ACCORD PARADE: July 31st 1965

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • Group 5 / Clansman Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FESTIVAL OF BON ACCORD PARADE: July 31st 1965

Reference number: 4207

Date: 1965

Sponsor: Cosmo 2 Cinema

Production company: Clansman Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.18 mins

Description: A record of the 1965 Bon Accord Parade in Aberdeen. Various colourful floats make their way down Union Street, crowds cheer and the Floral Queens are awarded prizes.

Credits: Mr Cosmo Presents
organised by the Junior Chamber of Commerce Festival of Bon Accord Parade sponsored by the Scottish Daily Express

Shotlist: credits (0.28) gvs Bon Accord Parade making its way down a crowded Union Street, flanked by police and motorbikes. Includes, for example, Girls and Boys Brigade floats, local businesses advertising their wares; Bon Accord Queen passing in a open-topped car; vintage cars; horse-drawn carriages and the Floral Queen (2.43) Bon Accord Festival Queen passes by; c/u balcony with Lord Provost watching parade (3.08) l/s Union Street as pipe bands and more floats pass, intercut with crowd, c/u small red haired toddler in harness (4.57) crowd of wee boys cheering on top of red telephone boxes (5.04) shots of floral queen in 'fur' coat (5.19) l/s parade, people hanging out of windows, etc (6.14) film maker from the Cosmo cinema passes on float 'You're being filmed on Screen Cosmo 2 August 9th' (6.22) more gvs parade (7.53) shot of darkening sky, c/u rain puddles (8.01) people covering up as they make their way to the Beach Ballroom (8.33) speeches by town officials, award made to Bon Accord Queen by Lord Provost (9.04) ecs (9.18)