FUNERAL OF PROVOST YOUNG STRANRAER

An elderly woman pushes past the camera, children look at the camera, not the procession. Following the hearse, many top-hatted men precede a carriage full of flowers and a Rolls-Royce carrying the family into the cemetery. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: FUNERAL OF PROVOST YOUNG STRANRAER

Reference number: 0551

Date: 1914, April 8

Sponsor: [ Empire Cinema, Stranraer]

Production company: Gaumont News

Sound: mute

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Horse drawn funeral procession for Provost Young, Stranraer.

Credits: [made at request of cinema proprietor Ernest Amy]

Shotlist: title (0.03); Shots of procession, pipe band and crowd. Civic official leads mourners, horse-drawn hearse. General shots of the mourners and funeral procession. Shots of the horse-drawn carriage and of a motor car (3.30); Procession turns into cemetery. Shot of crowd outside gates (5.25)