COLINTON EVENTS 1951-52

Video 1 (currently displayed video)

The Colinton Baby Show of 1952 - an array of proud mothers with their beautiful babies. Copyright: Colinton Local History Society (clip)

Video 2

Scenes from Colinton Sunday School trip, as children clamour to board the bus and some young boys blow bubblegum bubbles to camera. Copyright: Colinton Local History Society (clip)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: COLINTON EVENTS 1951-52

Reference number: 3285

Date: 1951 - 1952

Director: filmed by William S. Dobson

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.21 mins

Description: Various local events and pageants from the village of Colinton in the early 1950s.

Shown at film show in the village October 1967.
From collection of film of village life in the Edinburgh parish of Colinton 1945-1971

Shotlist: A pictorial record of interesting events. Do you remember? (0.10) [Col] Crowning of the Colinton Mains Gala Queen in Colinton Main Street Gv's - Mr & Mrs Herbert Brechin (1.19) [b&w] A Sunday School treat - interiors of party (1.40) Gymkhana and Fete 1952 Colinton News Review 1952 Gv's at Polo fields, tent, ground & events. Baby Show 1952 entrants & mothers (4.28) Sunday school Trip 1952 leaving on buses from Westgarth Avenue (5.13) The General Election 25th October [1951] Margaret Foggo at second left - voters arriving at Colinton Primary School used as Polling Station(5.54) Youth Fellowship Fancy Dress Party interiors - very dark - Rev and Mrs Laing judge the fancy dress competition. Ronnie Pearson as ‘girl guide’ (7.43) [The Opening of the Bowling Green for the Season] speeches, playing the first shot - John Miller, David and Willie Thorburn (left) - Ernie Polson presents lady guest of honour with bouquet. Col. Kennedy, with spectacles. Local landowner, Peter Connelly the postman (with pipe) and John Miller in the middle. (8.21)