DALKEITH GALAS 1926 & 1933

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Places:

  • Midlothian

Subjects:

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

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: DALKEITH GALAS 1926 & 1933

Reference number: 1562

Date: 1926 - 1933

Sponsor: [ Picture Palace Cinema, Dalkeith]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.54 mins

Description: Spectators watch the fancy dress procession and the Gala Queen being crowned at Dalkeith 1924 and 1933.

Original nitrate found in former Playhouse Cinema, Dalkeith.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Date corrected to 1924 rather than 1926 as previously catalogued, as a result of encoding work which spotted error. [September 2011]

Shotlist: Credits Dalkeith Children's Gala Day, Friday 4 July 1926. Open-air park Dalkeith, spectators and children during fancy dress floats procession (1.26); Tracking shot of spectators from float (1.35); Crowds gathered round camera, brief tracking shot along street (1.50); General views of crowds (2.14); Exterior of Picture Palace, Dalkeith [converted church] (2.26); Children's Gala Day, Dalkeith 8 July 1933. Spectators and participants as parade enters open-air park. Gala Queen is crowned (4.00); Silver band leads Gala Queen and procession through streets (6.15); Pan round assembled crowds as parade finishes (6.54)