HAWICK SCENES 1909 - 1910

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Title: HAWICK SCENES 1909 - 1910

Reference number: 2362

Date: 1909 - 1910

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11:54 mins

Description: Local events in Hawick; workers leaving Eastfield Mill, schoolgirls dancing round a maypole, a children's procession, a scout parade and Sir Robert Baden-Powell receiving the Freedom of the Burgh.

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Shotlist: No credits. Workers leaving Eastfield Mill, Mansfield Road, Hawick (0.31); [Shot continues but out-of-focus] (1.23); Shots of people on path beside the River Teviot. Children play up to camera (1.58); Girls at maypole in park (2.51); Sports in Cricket Field, Hawick [adjacent to the High School] Inter-school sports [possibly 3 July 1909]; boys race, girls skipping race; girl's tug of war, pole vault; resuscitation?; races in bare feet (4.22); Topical Children's procession up Loan. General views of participating children and spectators (Jocky Shiel's sweet shop seen at the corner of the Loan and Beaconsfield Terrace) (6.55); Sports at Vertish Hill; egg-race and obstacle race. Shots of spectators. Alexander Stainton ["Alex the Bellman"] the long-serving town crier can be seen wearing a distinctive yachting cap; skipping demonstration; Highland Dancing; (9.31); Scouts from various parts of the Borders [Hawick, Galashiels, Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk etc] parade before Sir Robert Baden-Powell in Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick. Provost John Melrose and Scoutmaster James Renwick are seen. [Sir Robert Baden-Powell received the Freedom of the Burgh of Hawick on the occasion of his visit on 23 March 1910]; Scout demonstrate tent pitching and semaphore (11.14); Soldiers in group march along country lane (11.54).