BORDERS LOCAL NEWSREELS NO. 1, SELKIRK COMMON RIDING NO. 1

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Places:

  • Borders
  • Roxburghshire
  • Selkirkshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Military

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1900s

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Title: BORDERS LOCAL NEWSREELS NO. 1, SELKIRK COMMON RIDING NO. 1

Reference number: 6176

Date: 1900c

Director: [filmed by David Gaylor]

Production company: [ Border Kinematograph Co.]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.37 mins

Description: The Selkirk Common Riding, dating from c. 1900.

The Border Kinematograph Co. was established in Hawick by local jeweller David Gaylor c. 1899, operating until c. 1906 across the Borders towns. See research notes and contemporary press cuttings.

Shotlist: Reel 2

(10.58) No credits. View from toll, large crowds of people mill about and then shots of groups by roadside, including Burgh Officer dressed in top hat and tails [crowds are there to cheer the Standard Bearer and see him and the rest of the riders 'Safe Oot and Safe In'. Burgh Officer is there to escort the Provost and Town Councillors in the parade to the Town Centre] (11.20) rider with flag gallops past camera on country road, followed by others, also on horseback (12.27) townspeople parade in their finery through streets (13.36) shots of crowds and brass band with banner being carried (13.57) pipe band appears followed by men on horseback (14.26) - blank - (14.35)

[From research notes: The banners being carried are those of the Trade Guilds, i.e Weavers, Hammermen, Tailors, Colonial, Fleshers, Merchants, Ex-Soldiers etc. Pipe and brass bands supply music while the crowds await the arrival of Standard Bearers and followers and to provide music for the march to Market Square.]