HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS BANFF AND MACDUFF

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People/organisations:

  • Green family
  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS BANFF AND MACDUFF

Reference number: 4432

Date: 1921, May

Production company: Green's Topical Productions

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 9.33 mins

Description: Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visits Banff and Macduff. Events include the opening of the new harbour, naming of the steam drifter 'Wheat Stalk' and laying the foundation stone of the Banff War Memorial and memorial service. [Longer version of ref. 5645]

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Credits: [intertitle artwork by Forest Niven]

Shotlist: Title credits. Parade of children carrying flags (1.39) Vehicle - possibly local taxi. (1.47) Royal car draws up [reg. RS1190], man in suit and top hat alights, is greeted by men in military uniform (2.05) Arrival and Reception at Banff boys' pipe band marches past, followed by troops of boy scouts and girl guides and children - many carry flags, union jacks etc. (3.23) vintage car pulls up - various smartly dressed men crowd around the car (3.49) Her Royal Highness opens Macduff's new harbour. Boarding the steam drifter "Wheat Stalk" party board drifter. General views of crowd of people in harbour area (4.21) As the drifter cuts the ribbon and entered the new basin, the Princess named it "Princess Royal Basin" the boat "Wheat Stalk" (reg. BF205), manned by royal party and dignitaries dressed in suits and top hats, sets forth from harbour moorings and breaks through the ribbon draped across the harbour entrance. Crowd looks on (5.25) A lot o' weel kent faces in the crowd crowd shots (6.15) Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, lays the Foundation Stone of the Banff War Memorial. gvs crowds waiting, servicemen and veterans lined up (7.01) Her Royal Highness received by His Majesty's Representative, Mr Gordon Duff, and the Provost and Town Clerk of Banff. Royal car arrives (7.30) The Daughter of the Provost presents the Princess with a Bouquet. Gvs same. She marks the stone with trowel and hammer. (8.41) A Wreath from Ex-Servicemen is laid on the Stone by Maj. Hutcheson DSO MC. same (8.59) Royals depart. Shot of engraving on stone (9.14) Group of Masons process off (9.29) crowd (9.34)