RIDING OF THE MARCHES IN THE ROYAL BURGH OF ANNAN, the

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: RIDING OF THE MARCHES IN THE ROYAL BURGH OF ANNAN, the

Reference number: 3737

Date: 1913, September 20

Sponsor: attrib Biddall

Production company: Gaumont

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.11 mins

Description: The Riding of the Marches, Annan, 1913.

Possibly made on commission by local Gaumont cameraman for Biddall's cinema. Originally found reeled up after ref. 3738 RIDING OF THE MARCHES IN THE ROYAL BURGH OF ANNAN, SEPTEMBER 12TH 1925.1925 Riding with intertitle explanation of looking back at earlier days.

See also ref. 3736

Shotlist: The Riding of the Marches in the Royal Burgh of Annan (0.05) Parade of horses and riders, some in military uniform (0.18) Provost speaks to young man in riding dress and white top hat, surrounded by other dignitaries. Provost makes speech, three cheers from assembled spectators. (1.11) stationary riders, including young woman riding side saddle (1.23) Procession led by pipe band; cornet and military riders followed by civilian riders including girl sitting side-saddle, streets of Annan decorated with Union flags. (1.36) Man holding up string of sausages and carrying small placard (first work illegible) " ? Sausages" crosses street toward camera (1.40) Procession of decorated horse drawn floats led by Riding of the Marches float, followed by Annan Town Council Water Dept, Cleansing Dept, a scout troop, Annan Fishermens Association, Solway Fishermen on foot, Cochran Boilers, Operative Painters, brass band, members of Oddfellows Friendly Society march behind their banner in sashes and aprons, also carrying a large tricolor flag; (3.56) a crocodile of young children, here and there carrying various flags and ensigns, some illustrated with scenes [in the case of two boys, a Union flag has been cut in half and shared between them] (5.11)