AYRSHIRE PAGEANT

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: AYRSHIRE PAGEANT

Reference number: 10011

Date: 1934, June

Director: filmed by George Stewart

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.36 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the Pageant of Ayrshire, an outdoor performance of scenes of the history of Ayrshire, staged at Dam Park in Ayr in 1934.

The Redress of the Past website has very detailed information about the Pageant of Ayrshire - http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1340/ [last accessed 11/6/2020]

Shotlist: The Pageant of Ayrshire, held at Dam Park in Ayr from 16 - 23 June, 1934 - filmed from a low position at the front of the banks of seats. The pageant featured six episodes and lasted over two hours. Extracts from these episodes are featured in this footage. The six episodes were: King Coilus and his Court; the Battle of Largs; Sir William Wallace; King Robert the Bruce; the Covenanters; Robert Burns. Includes footage of crowds queuing outside the park and of the performers' tents behind the scenes.