1938/39 EDINBURGH CINE SOCIETY NEWS REVIEW / ROYAL VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

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  • Amateur

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  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: 1938/39 EDINBURGH CINE SOCIETY NEWS REVIEW / ROYAL VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION

Reference number: 6591

Date: 1938 - 1939 c

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.12 mins

Description: Amateur general views various events 1938 and 1939. Also Royal Visit to the Exhibition.

Shotlist: Passengers at bus stop. Women in fur coats, men wearing hats. SMT Buses; Loch Ard on destination board. (0.43) Twickenham! and another Scottish victory. (0.46) Piper, crowd outside ground. Brief view int. ground. (1.18) April. Meanwhile in Edinburgh work is progressing with the new Government buildings. (1.22) Gvs construction. (2.05) May. First Anniversary of the Coronation. University O.T.C. Battery fire salute from Castle. (2.10) Gvs same. (3.11) Do you remember these scenes? (3.15) Coronation day, Royal car travelling through crowd lined streets. (3.37) May. Dirt track racing is revived at the Marine Gardens. (3.41) Gvs same. (4.19) May. Edinburgh students stage their annual drive in aid of charities. Poster, 'See the Empire exhibition on wheels'. (4.23) c/u Daily Mail poster "See the Empire Exhibition on wheels" Gvs. Students in fancy dress. [stock reversed] (5.10) May. The General Assembly. Scenes at St. Giles Cathedral. (5.15) Gvs same. (5.33) Arrival of Sir John Gilmour. (5.35) Gvs same, he inspects soldiers. (5.57) The Lord Provost, Magistrates and Councillors arrive. (5.59) Gvs same, men in ceremonial dress. (6.28) June. The 'Evening Despatch' Golf Tournament played on the Braid Hills. Melville College being the winners. (6.32) Gvs same. (7.33) June. The Annual Officers Training Corps Parade took place this month. (7.37) Gvs same, and pipe band. (8.39) Autumn. Harvesting Commences. (8.44) Gvs same; tractor pulling combine harvester; two women working on the machine (9.27) Football season opens. Scenes at Easter Road. (9.32) Gvs Hibs v Celtic; pan over large crowd. (10.12) C/u newspaper, hand marking pools. (10.20) The End. (10.25) blank (10.31) Royal Visit to the Exhibition. (10.34) Pan over crowd waiting inside exhibition; Royal car passes; l/s Queen Elizabeth and two Princesses visiting unid. pavilion (11.36) [dark] illuminated fountains (11.58) Armistice Day in Edinburgh. (12.01) Poster, 'Remembrance Day, Wear a Flanders Poppy'. 'If ye break faith with us die we shall not sleep though poppies grow in Flanders field' (12.11) Earl Haig Monument, Edinburgh; ext. Lady Haig's Poppy Factory; c/u sign 'Handicrafts by War-Disabled Men'. (12.27) c/u poppy attached to car bonnet; c/u medals worn on chest; c/u "The Call" American Scottish war monument and wreaths (12.38) gvs soldiers and ex-soldiers marching. (13.30) Horse drawn plough in field. (13.41) c/u the Tron Church, eleven o'clock. ls gathering of people in ceremonial dress with heads bowed outside City Chambers in Edinburgh. Shots of still crowds. Ext. street scene, pan street, trams, traffic and pedestrians stopped. Ploughman in field standing still. Large crowd standing still. (14.49) ls Cenotaph as members of crowd replace their hats; ls buglers on Mercat Cross; Lord Provost of Edinburgh laying wreath at Cenotaph; c/u Cenotaph and wreaths (15.12)