QUEEN O' THE BORDER

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Places:

  • Borders
  • Roxburghshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: QUEEN O' THE BORDER

Reference number: 0493

Date: 1948

Director: d. Martin Wilson

Sponsor: COI for the Board of Trade and the Hawick Hosiery Manufacturers Association

Production company: Crown Film Unit

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.43 mins

Description: Scenes at the annual Hawick Festival and footage of Hawick hosiery workers knitting sweaters, and washing, drying and ironing the finished products.

Credits: ed. Jocelyn Jackson
m. Malcolm Arnold

Photographed in Technichrome
A Central Office of Information Film for the Board of Trade and the Hawick Hosiery Manufacturers Association

Shotlist: Credits (0.20); Map showing location of Hawick. General views of the town and surrounding countryside (1.21); Young men of Hawick riding round their borders during ceremony to celebrate the capture of an English standard after the Battle of Flodden. The standard bearer, or Cornet, marks the boundary in the centre of a river. Procession through town (3.08); Hosiery workers at work knitting sweaters. Shots of women assembling and finishing the garments. Oil is washed and pounded out of the yarns. The sweaters are stretched on frames and quick dried and ironed. Some examples of the products (7.54); The Hawick Festival dance, with Cornet Chas Whillans. The Cornet tying colours on memorial statue (9.35); ecs (9.43)