BROXBURN GALA DAY AND CROWNING OF QUEEN

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BROXBURN GALA DAY AND CROWNING OF QUEEN

Reference number: 1291

Date: [1954, June 26]

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

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.11 mins

Description: Broxburn Gala Day and crowning of the Queen, 26th June 1954. Includes footage of the procession, children's fancy dress competition and the Gala Queen crowning ceremony.

Shotlist: [Please note this films runs actual speed c. 20fps. It has been shotlisted at 24fps]

ROLL A
title and credit Crowning ceremony by Mrs Major Walker (0.11); Children's fancy dress competition (0.41); Shots of street decorated with bunting and floral archway (1.01); House with floral decorations, "Queen of the Fairies", group of people stand in garden (Broxburn Gala Queen's family?) (1.28); Decorated street of terraced houses, possibly the miners' houses (1.39); Coronation ceremony of Gala Queen. General views of crowds of children waving flags (2.29); "Queen" and retinue arrive. Coronation ceremony (8.26); Gala Queen leaves with her retinue (8.47)

ROLL B
No credits. Shots in street of one-man band. A crowd gathers to watch (.20); Brass band leads Gala Queen procession, followed by children (2.18); Shots of spectators in park, including young children and toddlers (3.33); Old woman sitting on doorstep of house, close-up as man comes into frame, bends down to talk to woman (4.00); Shot of the exterior of the Regal Cinema, Broxburn, from top of facade down to entrance doorway (4.24)