WIGTOWN RIDING OF THE MARCHES

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Places:

  • Wigtownshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: WIGTOWN RIDING OF THE MARCHES

Reference number: 4559

Date: 1957

Director: filmed by William Watson

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.00 minsc

Description: Wigtown celebrates its Quincentenary. Footage of the Farm Implements Parade and the Riding of the Marches.

Shotlist: c/u poster, reading 'Royal Burgh of Wigtown Quincentenery Celebrations'; man lets bunch of balloons into air, shot of bunting on Wigtown Main Street; Farm Implements Parade; gvs same, showing various agricultural machines and vehicles bedecked with flags, processing down main street; children's sports races; men in Highland dress and performance of Highland dancing; shot of bonfire against night sky; fairground in town square; Riding Of The Marches gvs same, horses and riders process through countryside, holding banners, they are followed by cars; [last part of latter section very faded]; arrival at Town Hall and presentation of prizes to Queen of the Marches, as dignitaries and crowds of townsfolk look on; parade of cars and floats