DUMFRIES 1953 GUID NYCHBURRIS FESTIVAL

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Places:

  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: DUMFRIES 1953 GUID NYCHBURRIS FESTIVAL

Reference number: 0180

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Lyceum Cinema, Dumfries

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.00 mins

Description: Film recording some the events of Guid Nychburris Festival, including the installation of the Cornet, and also the Coronation Youth Festival, held on coronation Day in 1953.

Shotlist: [Shotlisted from time-coded VHS copy, times converted from 25fps to 18 fps]

Title. Installation of the Cornet (0.13) pan down from Mid Steeple to parade; brass band; party wearing rosettes and ribbons are led by Provost into building, intercut with crowd; Cornet and Lynors? gallop past crowds, carrying flag (1.32) young woman is pinned with a rosette; young man is sashed; group shot of ceremonial party; march led by provost (2.33) School Visits by The Cornet children applaud arrival of young men and women; shots of school covered in bunting (3.41) Provost characters and dignitaries file past (3.41) c/u poster "Coronation Youth Festival... 2nd June 1953... to be opened by Mr Walter Duncan"; shot Mr Duncan? giving speech at Park Farm; pan over seated crowd; young competitors receive their prizes from Provost; gymnastics display; races amongst small children; highland dancing (6.19)