WINCHBURGH CHILDREN'S GALA DAY

A member of the Home Guard opens bottles of lemonade for the children. (clip)

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

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

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: WINCHBURGH CHILDREN'S GALA DAY

Reference number: 1282

Date: 1942, August 1

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

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.00 mins

Description: A parade in the streets of Winchburgh, West Lothian. The Amateur Fire Service war units demonstrate fire fighting equipment. 1st. August 1942.

Pipe band in Home Guard uniform. Large local Home Guard unit in the area due to most men in the area being in reserved occupations in mining and shale industry

Made by the proprietor of the Regal Cinema, as a local "topical".

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

Shotlist: No credits. Parade in the streets of Winchburgh of servicemen, children and civilians (2.34) sporting events - shots include races for children aged five to twelve, spectators (5.26) local firemen [AFS war units - Auxiliary Fire Service] demonstrate fire fighting equipment (5.55) [(9.00) at 18fps]