STRANRAER ROYAL VISIT 1955

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Places:

  • Wigtownshire

Subjects:

  • Royalty

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: STRANRAER ROYAL VISIT 1955

Reference number: 2132

Date: 1955, August 10

Sponsor: Kinema, Stranraer

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.58 mins

Description: Visit Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, with a Royal accompaniment as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit in 1955, enjoying an agricultural show and pageant along the way.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

You can currently view this film on BFI Player at http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-stranraer-royal-visit-1955-1955/ [last accessed 6/7/2015]

Credits: Kinema News

Shotlist: Credits (0.09); Shot of royal yacht Britannia on Loch Ryan (0.36); Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh arrive by car at Sheriff Court building in Stranraer, greeted by Provost and cheering crowds. Queen signs book (2.26); General views of Stranraer & Rhins of Galloway Agricultural Society show at Dalrymple Park (3.10); Royal party arrive at showground. Queen inspects guard of honour of 5th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers and presents agricultural Long Service medals. Livestock show. Queen presents trophies (8.19); Historical pageant/floats procession. Royals leave (10.47); End credits (10.58)