Crowning of the Lanimer Queen, 1955 and shots of spectators. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Reference number: 0089

Date: 1955

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Procession of floats through Lanark, coronation of the Lanimer Queen, and the Cornet Flag is carried by Lord Cornet Andrew Inglis, on Thursday, 9th June, 1955.

See also refs. 0018, 0046, 0087, 0088.

Lanark Lanimer is an ancient celebration held within the Royal Burgh of Lanark on the Thursday between the Sixth and Twelfth days of June annually since the year 1140. See website for further information at [last accessed 3/4/2008]

Shotlist: Credits (0.09) Pipes and drums march along Lanark street (0.32) Shot up High Street as Lord Cornet and men approach (0.35) Lord Cornet Andrew Inglis, carrying Standard and accompanied by former Cornets, leads the procession. Crowds watch Cornet's men pass, followed by civic officials and others carrying the "birks" (1.05) Gvs High Street as crowds watch floats procession, including the UN; Seasons; "Sharkmaids" (bearded men as mermaids) China, RAF (3.30) This year's Lanimer Queen Elect is Miss Lorna Frood of New Lanark Primary School. Shot of Lanimer Queen in car (3.44) Lanimer Queen, escorted by her Champion and retinue, approaches platform (4.22) The Queen is crowned by Mrs Jean MacGusten of Lanark. Provost escorts her to the platform. Coronation ceremony (4.55) Gvs crowds and participants (5.40) End (5.43)