Military parade through Aberdeen, around 1941. (clip)

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Reference number: 0249

Date: 1941c

Director: [filmed by Ernest Bromberg for Newscine, Aberdeen]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12 mins

Description: Military parade through Aberdeen and the laying of a wreath at the War Memorial. The film includes footage of the opening ceremony of the Robert Gordon College Pavilion.

Shotlist: No credits. Armed forces, motorised and troop sections, and civil defence groups, march down Union Street in Aberdeen. Shots of crowds and parade (1.30) demonstration of tractors [possibly part of Ref. 0244] (1.53) Ancient Order of Foresters. Members of the Order parade to the memorial to lay a wreath, disperse and re-form, then march to church (3.22) Aberdeen High Court. Members of the Order listen to platform party speeches in a large hall (4.23) Flicks of the opening of the Flower Show at Hazelhead by Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey. Shots of the platform party handing over cups to winner, spectators standing in the rain. Informal chat with competitors. someone holds up a large honeycomb (5.38) LOAS church parade and war memorial ceremony. Members of the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds march through Aberdeen streets to memorial and then into church for the service. Shots of group outside (7.59) Screen talent contest in the Palais de Danse judged by Mr. John corfield, the film producer. Shot of the judge and of various competitors going through their routines (9.24) dancers on the floor (9.34) Dansant in the Palais de Danse in aid of the "Gordons" Comforts Fund Shots of dancing, spectators and general scenes (10.35) Councillor J.D. munro opens Robert Gordon's College New Pavilion Extension at Seafield. Shots of speech in lecture hall, and of school boys outisde (12.05)