PROCESSION AND CROWNING OF THE QUEEN OF THE BONNIE LASSIES

Crowds gather in the rain in Ayr to watch the Queen of the Bonnie Lassies procession in 1952. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: PROCESSION AND CROWNING OF THE QUEEN OF THE BONNIE LASSIES

Reference number: 1131

Date: 1952

Sponsor: Orient and Ritz Cinemas, Ayr

Production company: Elder Film Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8 mins

Description: The procession and crowning of the Queen of the Bonnie Lassies, Miss Anne Thomson, at Ayr Ice Rink.

Shotlist: Credits (0.14); Floats procession prepares to set off (0.33); Shots of horses, cavalry-type guards, navy cadets. Tracking shot from moving vehicle of the procession ready to start off (1.24); Floats procession in the streets of Ayr (2.28); Tracking shot from lorry of crowds waving from the pavement (3.57); Shots of the "Queen" passing in a coach, followed by guards and children on horseback (4.31); Brass band followed by navy cadets, WRAF float, and various others (4.46); Pipers in raincoats followed by floats (5.31); Interior shots of the crowning ceremony of the Queen of the Bonnie Lassies, Miss Anne Thomson, at Ayr Ice Rink. (8.00); ecs