BO'NESS JUBILEE YEAR 1947: Queen Mary Sneddon

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • DICKSON, Louis

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BO'NESS JUBILEE YEAR 1947: Queen Mary Sneddon

Reference number: 0409

Date: 1947

Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]

Sponsor: [ Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.32 mins

Description: Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival in 1947. Coronation of Queen Mary Sneddon (Public School) followed by the fancy dress parade.

Very comprehensive website about the Bo'Ness Fair can be found at at http://www.thefairday.com/ [last accessed 12/2/2018]

In April 2009, the Hippodrome reopened as a working cinema - see http://www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/venues/hippodrome/ for further information. You can also find out about the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival which is held there annually: http://www.hippfest.co.uk

Shotlist: Jubilee Year 1947 Queen Mary (Mary Sneddon) Bo'ness Public School (0.15); Festival Queen May Sneddon arrives and is crowned. Greets fancy dress parade and leaves with retinue (2.18); Procession of decorated floats in streets, includes marching brass band (3.25)

[Overall running time at actual running speed of 18fps = 4.32 mins]