LANIMER DAYS 1946 - 1947 AND UNVEILING LANARK WAR MEMORIAL, 1949

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: LANIMER DAYS 1946 - 1947 AND UNVEILING LANARK WAR MEMORIAL, 1949

Reference number: 2835

Date: 1946 - 1949

Director: [filmed by Prentice]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.57 mins

Description: Two distinct parts to this film: It is mostly concerned with the procession of floats and children in fancy dress at the Lanark Lanimer Day celebrations. A briefer section records the unveiling of the War Memorial on 24th April, 1949.

Made by local businessman who ran chemist, optician and photographic supplies.

Lanark Lanimer is an ancient celebration held within the Royal Burgh of Lanark on the Thursday between the Sixth and Twelfth days of June annually since the year 1140. See website for further information at http://www.lanarklanimers.co.uk/ [last accessed 3/4/2008]

Refs. 2835-2846.
See also refs. 2836, 2838, 2840, 2841, 2842, 2844, 2845.

Credits: [Donor's father]

Shotlist: [No credits] gvs the Lanark Lanimer procession [1946/47] with floats pulled by horses. Includes boys's military organisation in brown uniform, a pipe band, gvs children in fancy dress. Includes a contingent from The Queen's School (2.41) Coronation ceremony of the Lanimer Queen, gvs procession and children dressed up (6.34) [Unveiling of War Memorial 1949] Lanark War Memorial Unveiling Ceremony 24th April 1949 gvs march by soldiers, guides etc. to war memorial, setting off from Lanark Memorial Hall (7.57)

[Please note actual running speed is 18fps. Overall running time at 18fps is 11.07 mins]