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  • Ayrshire


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  • 1950s

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Reference number: 1547

Date: 1952, August 23

Director: filmed by Elder Film Productions for the Picture House, Darvel

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.01 mins

Description: Brief shots of lace production in Darvel precede the Gala Day parade and coronation of the Lace Queen, followed by sports day and gymkhana.

Shotlist: Credits. (0.15) Shots of women sewing lace using Singer sewing machines. General shots of women checking lace (1.04); Shots of people decorating a building with flags and banners (1.23); The Darvel Lace Queen elect Hannah Patrick leaves building, probably the Town Hall and is followed by her maids (1.44); Shots of watching crowds (1.46); Various shots lace-decorated floats (2.14); Shots of band leading the parade; (2.46); General shots of parade with shots of the Darvel Lace Queen elect, floats and a pipe band; one float sign "Darvel lace goes round the World" (4.31); Crowd shots (4.44); Shots of band and various floats, including "Dreaming of a White Xmas" and the Lace Queen herself (5.54); Crowd shots (6.06) Morton Park - the Lace Queen elect is led to a stage followed by other members of parade, including two scouts carrying bobbins on staffs (6.55); Shots of people making speeches, Provost Robert Robertson (7.07); The new Darvel Lace Queen is crowned with shots of same and other being presented with flowers (8.20); Shot of Darvel Lace Queen giving her speech (8.39); Close-up of Darvel Lace Queen's outfit (9.02); Shots of parade (9.31); Crowd shots including shots of photographers (9.39); Close-up of Lace Queen and her maids (10.04); Shots of sports, including boys' and girls' races (10.15); Crowd shots (11.07); Shots including girls dancing, a sack race, a piggy back race (10.40); Crowd shots (11.22); Shots of show jumping competition (11.48); Shot of Darvel Lace Queen laying a wreath at a war memorial. The End (13.01)