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Reference number: 1329

Date: 1922, May 27

Sponsor: [ La Scala Cinema Saltcoats]

Production company: Green's Topical Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.00 mins

Description: Address and unveiling of the War memorial, Saltcoats by Marchioness (of Ailsa), 27th May, 1922. Shots of street parade including Girl Guides, Boys Brigade and Scouts.

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

Credits: [artwork Forest Niven (?)]

Shotlist: Title missing. Shots of parade in streets of Saltcoats. Girl Guides, Boys Brigade, Scouts, pipers, drums, female masons (?), civic dignitaries carry a wreath of white flowers; male masons in top hats, also carry white wreath (2.33); Shots of memorial draped in Union Jack. Provost and platform party below (3.03); "The Flowers of the Forest" and the "Last Post" played by the pipers and buglers of the 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers. Crowd watches as pipers march slowly forward. Buglers play (3.42); Address and unveiling of the War Memorial by Marchioness [of Ailsa]. (3.52) General views of platform party as the Marchioness addresses the crowds; pulls cord to lower the flag, but the flag does not fall (4.34); [Jump cut] - Man at top of ladder against monument frees the flag; as the ladder is removed the Union Jack drops to the ground. Shots of memorial and crowd (4.53); General views of crowd and speakers, including the Provost (6.06); "Lochaber No More." Pipers before memorial; Pan of crowds (6.41); Man conducts the choir (6.58); wreaths are laid at the base of the monument by different groups and then members of the crowd (9.29); The Marchioness showed keen interest in the Girl Guides. Marchioness talking to one of the Guides (10.10); Pan along crowd, policeman, scouts and Boys Brigade in front; crowds milling about (11.07); Close-up of six youngsters (11.37).