CORONATION DAY, TAYPORT, 12th MAY 1937

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Places:

  • Dundee
  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: CORONATION DAY, TAYPORT, 12th MAY 1937

Reference number: 2291

Date: 1937, May 12

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.32 mins

Description: The coronation celebrations in Tayport; streets decorated in bunting, a children's parade, a bowling match and fireworks display.

See also refs. 2289, 2290, 2292, 2294, 2295, 2299, 2300, 2301, 2304, 2307.

For further information about Tayport, including photographs from this period of Tayport's history, visit: http://www.tayport.org.uk [last accessed 17/2/2009]

Shotlist: [shotlisted from speed corrected VHS, manual timecode]

[BW] Credits (0.05); Shots of decoration with bunting on shop fronts, houses draped in flags and streamers (1.01); Patriotism is not lacking at the factory. Interior of [Scot & Fyfe Ltd] shop floor draped with bunting and decorations (1.51); The spinning mill is also enthusiastic. Shots of the exterior of Tayport Spinning Co. Ltd. Interior shots of mill machinery. Bunting and flags. Women workers at machines (3.00); [COL] Street decorations (4.49); [BW] The children have a great day. First - to the church service. Crocodile of children file into churchyard (6.53); Next to the school, to receive coronation gifts. Shots of children queuing outside (7.27); Next off to the common for lots of fun and frolic. Children's parade to common. Cart full of food supplies (8.48); At the common. General views of races, children eating (10.43); The old folk are not forgotten. Here are some visiting the Picture House. Shot from cinema of old folks on pavement (11.14); A look in at the bowling green during the afternoon. [COL. faded] Bowling match (11.36); [BW] Then up to Newport to have a peep at our neighbours' Coronation parade. General views of fancy dress parade and floats procession [changes from BW to colour in the middle of this sequence] (13.54); [COL] Celebrations continue in the evening. Dancing at Maitland Street. People dancing in streets, pipers and crowds (14.50); [BW] And then as a finish to a perfect day, fireworks and bonfire at the Common. Night shots of fireworks and bonfire (16.32)