DUMFRIES 1959 - GUID NYCHBURRIS CELEBRATIONS

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: DUMFRIES 1959 - GUID NYCHBURRIS CELEBRATIONS

Reference number: 0175

Date: 1959

Sponsor: Lyceum Cinema, Dumfries

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.00 mins

Description: Procession of the town council, installation of the Cornet, coronation of the Queen, and pageant. [Incomplete]

One of several local topical films made for local exhibitors of the tradition revived in the 1930’s of the Guid Nychburris Day festival.

Shotlist: [Please note the only film viewing copy has Vinegar Syndrome]

Credits (.04) steam locomotive pulls into Dumfries station (.23) shots of town and its various monuments to Robert Burns (.59) Riding of the Marches (1.09) Kirkin' of the Cornet in St. Michael's Church - procession of town council and officials into church. Crowds outside (1.62) installation of Cornet and the investiture of the Queen of the South at the Midsteeple. Shots of crowds (5.41) Dumfries Regatta. Crowds watch boat race, events at the gymkhana and display by athletes (6.50) episodes from pageant, parade through streets (9.06) shot of the front of the Lyceum Cinema (9.15) [Incomplete]