ABERDEEN 1906

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Title: ABERDEEN 1906

Reference number: 0042A

Date: 1906

Sponsor: Aberdeen City Corporation

Production company: Scottish Film Council [Walker's Royal Cinematograph]

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: King Edward and Queen Alexandra open the new extension to Marischal College, during Aberdeen University's 4th Centenary celebrations. Lord Provost Lyon is knighted.

Full-frame safety print from the original silent version, edited but without stills. Preservation material held by the National Film Archive. Material filmed by Alexander Gray, Paul Robello and William Walker in 1906. Sound version by Douglas Gray in 1956. Orig. nitrate found on premises of what used to be the Electric Cinema, later the Capitol. Edited sound version premiered in Capitol 1956. See 11/1/423.

See also full shotlisted silent version at ref. 0042. See also ref. 0010.

Credits: [narr. Tom Fleming
m. military band of the Gordon Highlanders songs by Aberdeen University Recital Choir]
[ph Alexander 'Joe' Gray, Paul Robello]

Shotlist: [see also shotlist for longer silent version]

Credits (.50) September 1906 and Aberdeen is decked out with celebration bunting to mark the 4th centenary of the University. Street traffic (2.01) Edward VII and Queen Alexandra are to open the new extension to Marischal College. Shots of procession from station to college in open carriage. They are received by the Chancellor, Lord Strathcona, and the Principal, Revd. Marshall Lang (4.01) Shots as the Principal gives his address and photographs of the quadrangle and platform party (4.37) after the ceremony the King and Queen ride back to the Town House where they are received by Lord and Lady Provost Lyon. Civic luncheon, the Lord Provost is knighted. Photographs of the new college buildings (6.50) shots of crowds and procession of 350 veterans of Crimea and India (7.36) procession through the streets led by motor car to the station and the royal train (9.56)

[Opening and closing shots - ext. Her Majesty's Theatre, later the Tivoli, in background. See book on Tivoli.]