PRINCESS STREET CHURCH PORT GLASGOW

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Pomp and ceremony on the crowd lined streets of Edinburgh, on the occasion of the Opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1938. (clip)

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Religion

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: PRINCESS STREET CHURCH PORT GLASGOW

Reference number: 1799

Date: 1938

Director: [filmed by Revd. George Allan]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.13 mins

Description: A Sunday School picnic to Kilmun. Junior Bible class excursion to Largs. A bowling match between elders and managers and the crowning of the Temperance King and Queen.

Rev. George Allan was minister in the Fenwick district c. 1930/34 and Port Glasgow 1935/39. His films, taken as a hobby, reflect community life centred on activities associated with the local church. The footage is well shot and edited.

See also films from this collection by Revd. Allan at 1798, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1804, 1805 and 1807

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS, BBC timecode at 25fps. Please note overall running time at actual speed of 18fps = 12.13 mins]

PRINCES STREET CHURCH Snapshots of 1938 The Sunday School picnic to Kilmun. Various shots on board steamer to Strone, Kilmun and shots of Kilmun (1.59) Edinburgh. Opening of General Assembly. Shots of same (2.48) Junior Bible Class. Excursion to Largs. Shots of same, shots include people enjoying the dodgems and various other rides at the funfair (4.05) Men's outing to Glendaruel. Shots include the steamer "Lucy Ashton" at Dunoon, men playing on a rope swing and angling on river using a home-made rod (5.35) Bowling match. Elders v managers. [Slightly overexposed] shots of same (6.17) The Bible Class. Excursion to Garelochhead. Shots of same, including shot of the young people walking arm in arm along road (c. 20 people in a row!), shot of the bay at sunset, brief street scene, Garelochhead main road (7.50) Crowning of Temperance King and Queen. exts of same, very crowded scenes, marching band (8.35) The End (8.44)