LEITH PAGEANT

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LEITH PAGEANT

Reference number: 5829

Date: 1959*

Sponsor: [ Wm. Crawford & Sons Ltd.]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.02 mins

Description: The Leith pageant, and staff from Crawfords Biscuits involvement in the festivities.

Crawford's Biscuit Factory Collection features Crawford biscuit factory in Edinburgh (closed 1950s / 1960s). As well as factory instructional films, the films feature the social activities of the staff.

Shotlist: Horse-drawn carriage carrying the king and queen of the pageant. Procession along the street includes red Crawford Biscuit van with two employees in white coats alongside (0.26) Van belonging to 'SMT Sales & Service Musselburgh' is shot, decorated with flowers. Cars drive down street as a crowd on the pavement looks on. These are followed by a marching band. (1.38) C/up of Crawford's van. (2.10) Gvs crowd and pageant; including girls group in yellow and black tartan, BB's band (4.49) Gvs of the harbour at Leith, procession approaches. Crawford's staff are shown in front of the van. C/up of driver. End (7.02)