BORDERS LOCAL NEWSREELS NO. 1, SELKIRK COMMON RIDING 1901 AND JEDBURGH TOWN HALL

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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 1901 AND JEDBURGH TOWN HALL

Reference number: 6178

Date: 1901

Director: [filmed by David Gaylor]

Production company: [ Border Kinematograph Co.]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.05 mins

Description: The Selkirk Common Riding and footage of a memorial ceremony in Jedburgh (possibly for the Buccleuch Memorial).

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

(15.01) No credits. [shot of Jedburgh High Street] Shots of street procession [North End of Selkirk High Street] with spectators watching brass band and riders on horseback as the Craft Standard Bearers are followed by the Burgh Standard Bearer (17.11) man on raised platform [at Market Place] performs ceremony of "Casting the Colours" watched by large crowds ["Colour casting" by Burgh Standard Bearer and Craft Standard Bearers] (18.37) shots of brass band leading parade of military or police carrying rifles, civic officials in tile hats and morning dress, some wearing sashes and others carrying staffs? Banner for Royal Burgh of Jedburgh (20.27) Civic officials appear on platform erected on scaffolding on face of public building under construction, probably Town Hall, as ceremony is performed and memorial stone laid in position, possibly Buccleuch Memorial (22.00) - blank - (22.06)