SHOTTS FESTIVAL 1951

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SHOTTS FESTIVAL 1951

Reference number: 1967

Date: 1951

Director: filmed by J. S. Roy

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 25.54 mins

Description: Coverage of the Shotts Festival in Lanarkshire with exhibitions, choral concerts, dramatic productions, opera and sports events.

Credits: ass. cam. James Marzella
chief cam. William Smith

Shotlist: Credits (0.36); Exhibitions, choral concerts, drama, opera, sports, bands. General views of Kirk o'Shotts; television transmitter station; Shotts town streets; towards chimney stacks and bings of coal mine (1.43); General views parade led by pipes and drums (2.04) speeches made from platform in Hannah Park (3.19) ints. platform party attending official dinner, speeches from councillors? and clergyman (4.42) ints. Gala Queen accepts a set of silver cutlery [oof] (5.01) gvs dance (5.40); Motor bike event; c/u commentator; 'slow' race; obstacle races for motorcycles; refuelling a "Matchless" bike (7.29) fire fighting demonstration, extinguish (9.18) obstacle race for motorcyclists, who race between obstacle tasks (11.50) presentation of prizes (13.02); Exhibition stands; woman gives Electric cooker demonstration; c/u "Scottish Electricity Board Lanarkshire Sub-Area"; electrical goods; SCWS Hosiery stands; (14.09) display of artwork; display of craft work, including embroidery and lace; Library stand; (16.47) shot woman using a knitting machine; Coal Board, "Francis Sumner & Co", fabrics stall; local history stand (19.42); Amateur production of Pirates of Penzance [dark] (20.29); amateur drama, set in wartime (22.26) men's races; cycle race held in a park, pipe band visible in centre (22.59); pianist, c/u hands; Choral concerts [dark] (24.24); Exterior of the Regal Cinema (24.34); Inside cinema used for festival concert; Speech; Chorus. (25.54)