BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE EDINBURGH ROPERIE

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE EDINBURGH ROPERIE

Reference number: 3545

Date: 1950, June 20

Director: [filmed by the Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Co.]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.00 mins

Description: The Bi-Centenary celebrations of the Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company in Leith with the opening of a new weaving mill for synthetic cloth by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Refs. 3537-3549.

See also ref. 3537, 3539, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3546, 3549.

Shotlist: 1750 - 1950 The Bi-Centenary Celebrations of THE EDINBURGH ROPERIE AND SAILCLOTH CO. (Branch of British Ropes Ltd.) At Leith, Scotland on June 20th 1950 Opening of a new weaving mill for synthetic cloths, by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Sir Andrew Murray, and Presentation to old Employees by Mr. Enos Smith, Managing Director (0.40) [BW] arrival of Lord Provost to Leith works (1.02) [COL] Lord Provost's wife is presented with flowers, speeches and Lord Provost opens new mill (2.56) Inspection of new Weaving Mill [BW] ints. Lord Provost and dignitaries being shown the new machinery at work (4.47) Provost and wife leave mill building (5.10) Tour of Leith Factory [COL] people being taken round outside of factory buildings with shots of special little 'buggy' and shots of ext. of new mill building (6.57) [BW] ints. factory with people being shown machinery at work making rope (7.31) shots of invited guests sitting at tables [possibly factory canteen] taking afternoon tea (8.23)