DUCHESS OF YORK IN ST. ANDREWS

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Title: DUCHESS OF YORK IN ST. ANDREWS

Reference number: 2831

Date: 1928* / 1929

Director: [filmed by Frances Hedges Montgomery]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12 mins

Description: The visit to St. Andrews by the Duke and Duchess of York. The Duke is seen playing golf and the Duchess attends the opening ceremony of the Younger Graduation Hall. Stanley Baldwin also attends the graduation ceremony. [Part of collection of films made by Frances Montgomery, burgh councillor in St. Andrews c 1929]. [See also refs. 2821-2832].

Credits: [assisted by nanny / companion Miss Margaret Grant Smith]

Shotlist: *1928 no credits. gvs snow covered beach at St. Andrews (0.23) shots of men curling on pond. gvs men viewing motor cycle racing. Shots of children playing in garden practising golf. [Sept. 1929 - Duke of York plays himself in] gvs people gathering around green in front of Royal & Ancient golf club. Duke of York emerges from club house and tries a few shots. Shots of family garden party. c/u hand held board reading The Duchess of York opens the [Younger] Graduation Hall at St. Andrews June 1929 gvs local dignitaries arriving for ceremony including F H Montgomery in civic robes, with streets lined with people and children waving flags. Royal cars arrive and drive through streets. Shots of Duchess of York taking part in opening ceremony. Royal car drives away followed by crowds of children. Visuals St. Andrews streets. gvs graduation ceremony with sudents lining up, including shot of Mrs Montgomery in civic gown. gvs students and parents after ceremony. c/u Stanley Baldwin . gvs Mrs Montgomery playing with dogs on beach. Shots of woman in garden with another dog and daughter picking flowers. (12.00)