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Title: ROTHESAY 1918

Reference number: 2338

Date: 1918, November (?)

Sponsor: [ Palace Picture House, Rothesay]

Production company: Green's Topical Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.25 mins

Description: A parade through the streets of Rothesay led by a pipe band, the colour party outside a church, with the Marquis of Graham and other prominent citizens. Possibly footage of celebrations in Rothesay, 11 Nov. 1918, as described in Rothesay Express, 12 November 1918.

[VERSION A] From collection of local topicals commisioned from cameraman in Glasgow by James Gillespie, proprietor of the Palace and later Waverley Picture Houses, Rothesay.

Shotlist: Credits missing. [J. Gillespie at far right of frame] gvs parade in streets of Rothesay led by pipe band. Shots of local Boys Brigate [with rifles], Scouts, Girl Guides, police and officials [Gillespie Snr. in shot, wearing bowler hat, with coal cart in background] (1.37) Colour party outside church holding furled flags (1.48) members of pipe band enter church followed by civilians and Provost McMillan; (2.26) ms men placing coins in collection plate at church door (2.39) officers in colour party, including Colonel Hicks, holding open flags in wind (2.52) gvs civilians on path to church door (3.12) Marquis of Graham, General Sir Hunter-Weston, and Revd. King Hewitson DD. [Decomposing] shots of same on path to church door (3.59) quayside, pan across group of people including the doctor. (4.17) Shot of paddle steamer approaching pier (4.25)