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  • Lanarkshire


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Ceremonies
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Military
  • Sporting activities
  • War


  • Newsreel


  • 1920s

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Reference number: 1974

Date: 1924 - 1925

Sponsor: Royal Burgh of Rutherglen

Production company: Gaumont

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.20 mins

Description: A compilation of events which include the unveiling of Rutherglen war memorial, a Boys' Brigade demonstration, sports day in Ballochmill Park, and a competition between a 'spoof' football team and the local team.

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Shotlist: No opening credits. Part of "Happy New Year" cinema trailer (0.10) title [26th Oct. 1924] (0.15)(Unveiling of war Memorial) parade of youth organisations and war veterans through streets of Rutherglen. Shots of spectators, some holding wreaths (1.30) unveiling of memorial. Flags draping monument get partially stuck. Several unsuccessful tugs before flag finally falls away (3.02) Provost Fraser makes speech; c/u inscription "In Honoured Remembrance of the Men Who Fell In The Great war"; Laying of wreaths (4.07) gvs crowds (4.24) The Boys' Brigade demonstration and sports day in Ballochmill Park, Rutherglen Gaumont [23rd May 1925]. Inspection of 650 assembled boys by Lt. Col. James A. Rose, Colville Steel Works in b/ground; (4.59) March past (6.32) Spectators (some of the 700) (8.05) Boys' Brigade pipe band (8.23) shot of girl's group, wearing tricorn hats, and man in bow tie; c/u same man (8.49) Frolics at Southcroft Park in umpteen uproarious spasms. pan over group of spectators (9.10) football team, probably the local Regent Star team, compete with spoof team in bowler hats. (9.34) Shots of the "game" and crowds. (11.03) Regent Star team pose for camera with trophy and placard reading "Scottish Juv'le Cup won by Regent Star 1924-25"; second group of men and women, with cup (12.05) Spectators in stand at Shawfield Park [home of Clyde FC]. (12.30) Brief shots of Regent Star versus Townhead Waverley, Scottish Junior Cup final [5th August 1925] (13.08) Incomplete.