PEEBLES BELTANE FESTIVALS 1920 / 1922

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Places:

  • Peebles-shire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: PEEBLES BELTANE FESTIVALS 1920 / 1922

Reference number: 1476

Date: 1920 - 1922

Sponsor: [ Playhouse Cinema, Peebles]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.58 mins

Description: A compilation of Peebles Beltane Festivals including footage of a mounted procession with decorated floats, the Beltane Queen and her retinue leaving the podium and a horse-drawn decorated floats procession.

Shotlist: [shotlist re-timed from speed corrected tape, manual control track]

[no title or credits] Shots of Peebles High Street (?) as mounted procession passes along through crowds and following banner (with three fish on it) (0.20) Similar shot repeated, followed by decorated floats procession (1.13) Beltane Queen and her retinue leave podium (1.34) Long shot of coronation of different Queen. Provost then hands standard to Cornet (2.17) General view of decorated floats procession (2.34) Crowds (2.44); Pipes and drums lead horse-drawn decorated floats procession (3.11) General views of crowd and floats (4.00) Milling faces, the men cheer, waving their hats in the air (4.34) Festival Queen and retinue (4.41) Floats procession, includes a hand-carved float by the 'Woodworkers' (4.58)