PROVOST JOHN SINCLAIR SHOWS ORKNEY GUIDES AROUND THE HARBOUR AT THURSO

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Places:

  • Caithness

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Royalty
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: PROVOST JOHN SINCLAIR SHOWS ORKNEY GUIDES AROUND THE HARBOUR AT THURSO

Reference number: 0840A

Date: 1949

Director: [filmed by the Silver Jubilee Girl Guides Association]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9 mins

Description: Provost John Sinclair shows the Orkney Girl Guides the harbour at Thurso as part of the Guides Silver Jubilee rally, attended by Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Girl Guides' President.

Credits: C.A.C. presents

Shotlist: C.A.C. presents Visit of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal to Wick (0.11) pan over fields, and town of Wick; shot silver RAF plane bearing flag; Princess Royal alights, greeted by unid. man; shots local dignitaries; small crowd wave as car passes (1.33) Provost John Sinclair shows the Orkney Guides around the harbour at Thurso guides walk along coast; shots model boats (2.34); Guides on quay with the Provost. General shots of harbour and trawlers/drifters? as guides go on deck and trawler sets out to sea (4.09); Crowds outside Station Hotel, waiting as Princess Royal [in her role as President of the Girl Guides] arrives and is escorted into the hotel (4.51); The guides rally at Riverside Wick. Shot of model of Loch Ness Monster. Shots of fairground booths and crowds, (5.53); c/u Rally flyer: "Caithness, Orkney and Sutherland Guides Rally 25 June 1949". General shots of open air ground. Guides lined up for inspection. Greeted by the Princess Royal. Shots of march past, displays of gymnastics to an accordion band, c/u band; historical pageant, from Viking invasion to present day; Scottish Country Dancing; shots crowd (8.40); Shots of female pipe band. Princess Royal leaves in her car (9.02); Incomplete.