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  • Dumfriesshire


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs


  • Local topical


  • 1940s

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Reference number: 0872

Date: 1949*

Sponsor: [ Lyceum Cinema, Dumfries]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.00 mins

Description: Crowning of the festival queen, the procession of floats and marching pipe band to cheering crowds at the annual Dumfries "Guid Nychburris Day".

See also ref. 0178

Shotlist: [No title or credits] Speeches from platform below a balcony. The Festival Queen is crowned (1.00); Festival Queen and Cornet lead procession along crowd lined street. Shots of the crowds (1.26); - Blank - (1.30); Provost and others [including Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester] mount the platform (1.42); Procession of riders on horseback (1.54); The Cornet makes a speech from the platform and presents a series of gifts to the Provost (2.14); Medium long-shot of war memorial (2.35); Cornet leads horsemen and women through the "city gates" (3.20); Shot of a baby girl (3.24); Shots as decorated rowing boat takes the Festival Queen up river (3.51); She leaves the boat (4.01); Shots of crowds (4.26); Festival Queen and Cornet inside crowded classroom or school hall talking to the assembled children (4.45); - Blank - (4.48); Children in playground (4.57); - Blank - (5.00); Festival Queen, Cornet and others leave school playground, mount horses and ride off (5.20); - Blank - (5.25); Exterior of school (5.29)