CORONATION CELEBRATIONS, BRITISH ROPE WORKS

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Military
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CORONATION CELEBRATIONS, BRITISH ROPE WORKS

Reference number: 3539

Date: 1953

Director: [filmed by John Prodgers]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.00 mins

Description: Coronation celebrations at the Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Co., Leith.

The Company moved to London in 1960. Company made a number of films featuring their manufactured rope, eg for whaling, trawling and aircraft (as thin rope mesh to act as an extra braking mechanism). Refs. 3537-3549.

See also ref. 3537, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3545, 3546, 3549.

Shotlist: [no credits] bunting hung outside Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Co., Leith (0.24) inside works, bunting hanging, portraits of Queen Elizabeth, men and women working on factory floor with shots of machinery spinning rope and men and women at work on sailmaking (1.17) c/u notice for "British Ropes Ltd. Grand Coronation Dance in Works' Canteen, Friday 5th June 1953" (1.28) ints. of women working in works' office at typewriters etc. (1.40) ext. buildings in London covered in bunting, automated shop display, shots of young Queen inside royal car, more shots of decorated buildings and streets, military brass band watched by crowds, horse drawn royal carriages (6.53)