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Reference number: 0517A

Date: 1928, August 4

Sponsor: [ Daybell's Cinema, Biggar]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.00 mins

Description: Scenes at a local fete attended by prospective and sitting Unionist MPs. A baby contest, rifle shooting and fortune telling are amongst the amusements on offer.

Possibly a local cinema newsreel for Daybell's Cinema, Corn Exchange, Biggar. See letter in addit. info. file 11/1/39 for more details.

Credits: "La Verite Vivante"

Shotlist: Credits (.45); Held at Biggar Park, Saturday 4th August 1928. The fete was opened by the Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale, prospective Unionist candidate for Govan, Mr. Stephen Mitchell, MP for Upper Ward of Lanark, and Mrs Mitchell. Miss Margaret Galbraith, Secretary and Organiser, and Mr Thomas Hamilton, Vice-President. The hostess, Mrs Tom Miller, Biggar Park. A baby contest was held ... The new stars - do you see yourself? Around the stalls (1.45); Shots of various people, including the Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale. General views of groups of people. Sign reading "Horoscope Extraordinary - Expert Card Reading". Shots of a tent with a woman waiting her turn outside. Various shots of groups of people and general crowds, all eating and drinking and wandering around the fete. Shots of a woman as she holds babies up to the camera. An ice-cream stall. Solo speech from balcony of building in the park, probably Tuftcombes House. Close-up of Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale at foot of steps. Next shot is of man in bowler hat with a feather in his lapel - Stephen Mitchell, followed by shot of Margaret Galbraith and Thomas Hamilton (6.01); Men at rifle shooting stall. Man in uniform amongst the general crowd (6.41); Shot across loch. Shot of a minister and his friend sitting on the grass (7.05); Soldiers pose for cameraman by looking at map. Shots of soldiers marching along a country lane (8.04).