YEARS AGO IN COWDENBEATH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: YEARS AGO IN COWDENBEATH

Reference number: 2500

Date: 1920 - 1924

Director: filmed by E. Kay and J.W. Brown & [section attrib J M Slora]

Sponsor: [sp attrib Arcade Electric Theatre, Cowdenbeath]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27.00 mins

Description: A compilation of events in Cowdenbeath, Fife including the children's procession for the Co-operative Gala of 1923 [known as the "Store Treat"] The children are carrying banners from different branches of the Co-op. A first division football match between Cowdenbeath and Hearts at Central Park, Cowdenbeath.

Note: The Co-operative Gala was always held on a Saturday morning, the annual 'day off', and was known as the "Store Treat."

Shotlist: Reel I
Credits (.04) gvs men, women and children going to the match, walking past a coal bing (.50) gvs both teams coming on to the field and then static camera shots of the match (4.43) shot of a goal being scored and gvs of cheering spectators (5.04) gvs the match (5.31) panning c/u and l/s of spectators (6.23)

Reel II
CHILDREN'S GALA 1923
gvs and l/s procession along main street lined with spectators. Procession of girls carrying flags from all nations, a pipe band, boys carrying flags and banners for the Cooperative Movement and a brass band. c/u people in the procession with shots of open-topped trams and corner shop (2.45) panning shots of crowds in the park and c/u of children from the gala parade and of men, women and children in the park [man on the left with moustache is Sir James Norvall, the photographer, beside James Macbeth and Provost Hoggan (without hat)](5.19) shots of children running races (6.01)

Reel III
COWDENBEATH v HEARTS AT CENTRAL PARK, COWDENBEATH 1924 COWDENBEATH'S BAPTISM IN 1ST. DIV.
gvs crowds arriving to watch match and panning shot of seated spectators (7.07) gvs brass band playing before start of match and of the two teams coming onto the field (7.58) gvs of the match (10.08)