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  • Dumfriesshire


  • Agriculture
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs


  • Amateur


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 1877

Date: 1951

Director: [filmed by W.E. Richardson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.24 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the Moniaive dog trials at the Thornhill Show, Dumfriesshire. The show continues with the Tableau parade, floats illustrating scenes from the poetry of Robert Burns.

Shotlist: Title October 1951 (0.11); General views of dog trials intercut with shots of spectators and collie dog (0.41) ints small group sitting in tent (0.48) further gvs competition with c/u's people in crowd, dogs and judges watching from corrugated shed (2.55) awards ceremony (3.14); Thornhill Show (3.15) gvs same, pipe band, horse and Ayrshire cattle competitions (4.28); Tableaux parade illustrating the works of Robert Burns, close shots of scenarios on floats ["Ode to a Henpecked husband", "Gae bring me a pint of wine" etc.] crowds (5.52)" Tam o' Shanter" and "Souter Johnnie" climb off their float to play out the drunk Tam being mounted on his grey mare Meg (6.24)