UNVEILING OF PAISLEY WAR MEMORIAL

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • War

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: UNVEILING OF PAISLEY WAR MEMORIAL

Reference number: 4387

Date: 1924, July 27

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.11 mins

Description: Unveiling ceremony at Paisley Cross of War Memorial to the dead of the Great War.

Crowd of 20,000 largest ever seen for an event in Paisley. Memorial designed by Robert Lorimer, with the bronze group executed by Mrs Meredith Williams. The building in the background advertising Royal Animated Pictures later became the Glen Cinema.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: no title. Paisley. Pan of crowd (sign on gable end for La Scala Cinema in background). Gv's large crowd (entrance to Good Templars Hall in background, later Glen Cinema) (0.48) War veterans at front of crowd. Civic and military personnel process to foot of Memorial. (1.11) c/up as Provost and wife? tug rope and unveil War Memorial. Crowd singing hymn. c/up laying of wreaths, and public queuing to lay flowers and small wreaths at base of memorial. (2.52) l/s across to memorial (signage for Royal Animated Pictures on wall above entrance to Good Templars Hall in background). (4.16)