LOCHGELLY CHILDREN'S GALA DAY

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: LOCHGELLY CHILDREN'S GALA DAY

Reference number: 0960B

Date: 1927, August 6

Director: [filmed by Tommy Timmons, for Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.15 mins

Description: Lochgelly's Children's Gala Day with a brass band and procession, 6th August 1927.

Commissioned by Tommy Timmons, proprietor of Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly

Shotlist: Credits (4.13); Children and adults in street (4.48); Two boys carrying "Lochgelly Children's Gala" banner precede uniformed brass band, who precede children from West School. Crowds watch as procession sets off, most of the children carrying mugs (5.50); Procession continues with contingents of children from East School and South School (7.44); A civilian brass band precedes Roman Catholic school children (8.32); Shots of children eating pies and with soft drinks (9.20); Distribution of Golden Pennies straight from the Mint. Each child is given a penny from a chest. Shots of younger children holding up their new shiny pennies (10.07) Races (10.15).


NB Timing continued from Ref. 960, Lochgelly Old Age Pensioners Drive to Crook O'Devon.