FERRY FAIR

The Burryman precedes the children's fancy dress parade, and the Festival Queen is crowned. (clip)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: FERRY FAIR

Reference number: 1281

Date: 1937

Director: filmed by Mr. Miller for the Regal Cinema, Broxburn

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.30 mins

Description: A fancy dress parade in South Queensferry, with shots of the "Burryman" and the crowning of the Festival Queen. The Forth Rail Bridge is seen in the background.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

For more information about this festival see http://www.ferryfair.co.uk [last accessed 11/08/2017]

Shotlist: Credits. Shot of the "Burryman" flanked by two attendants walking towards the camera (.07); Opening shot of the parade (.08); Shots of a man leading a brass band and carrying a pole with a pair of boots tied to the top. Fancy dress parade in the streets of South Queensferry, with the Forth Rail Bridge in the background (1.31); The crowning of the Festival Queen Margaret Anderson and shots at the end of a race (3.33)

[(5.30) at 18 fps]