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Reference number: 1330

Date: 1933

Sponsor: attrib Harry Kemp, Saltcoats

Production company: British Movietone News

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.31 mins

Description: Sir Josiah and Lady Stamp perform the opening ceremony of the new Sandilands esplanade in Saltcoats.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Shotlist: Roll 1
Credits (.13); Sir Josiah and Lady Stamp perform the opening ceremony of Borough's innovation. Shots of Street as a pipe band plays. Shots of pipes and drums on esplanade (1.08); Platform party arrives and take places on open air podium. The Provost, Sir Josiah Stamp (Chairman of London, Midland and Scottish Railways), Lady Stamp and others (1.36); The Provost addresses the crowd (2.25); Sir Josiah addresses the crowd naming the new esplanade Sandilands (LMS had a major part in its construction) (4.07); Lady Stamp cuts ribbon and declares the new esplanade open (4.26); General views of photographers and press beside the guests as girl presents bouquet to Lady Stamp (4.41); Shots along esplanade full of people (4.49); Tracking shot from rear of moving vehicle (lorry?) to people on esplanade with railway engine on tracks parallel to the esplanade (5.02); Crowds wave to camera (5.20); Tracking shot in streets of Saltcoats (5.31);