CORONATION YEAR 1953

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Local government
  • Royalty
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CORONATION YEAR 1953

Reference number: 2304

Date: 1953

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.14 mins

Description: The celebrations in Tayport on Coronation Day, including a church service, the jute mill and streets decorated with bunting, a gala procession and a swimming race in the River Tay.

[See also refs. 2289, 2290, 2291 2292, 2294, 2295, 2299, 2300, 2301, 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: No credits. 1953 Coronation Year. [Col.] June 2 Coronation Day. First to church service. Adults and school children on path to church (1.52); [B & W] Then to school for the Coronation gifts. Handing out gifts of books and hats (2.26); Old folk look in. [Dark] Shot of group of people in a hall before one television set showing the coronation (2.38); At Council Chambers, the loyal toast. Shots of councillors (3.23); Decorations at the factory. [Col.] [Scott & Fyfe Limited] Jute mill shop floor decorated with bunting, streamers and picture of the Queen; shots of women workers in party hats; brief shot man stoking an oven (4.44); And the mill. Jute mill, possibly Tayport Spinning Company Limited, similarly decorated (5.06); Exterior shots of flags and bunting and street decorations; one is an unusual red flag with gold anchor and star (5.58); 1953 Gala Queen. Shots of floats procession and crowning of the Gala Queen (7.26); At the Flower Show. "Tayport Horticultural and Industrial Society Annual Show" ints. Tayport Town Hall, general views of the prize-winners' flower displays (8.17); Start of the Tay Swim. Men and women enter Tay at pier. General views of swimmers and spectators accompanying in small boats (8.41); "Garden Fete". Tayport branch British Legion Women's Section. General views of Mansefield Gardens during fete (10.11); All on a Saturday morning. [Dark] Digging for bait. Harbour; picking up a package from the train driver (while the train is moving!) at the station; passengers alighting. The End (11.14).