BORDERS LOCAL NEWSREELS NO. 2, ST. BOSWELL'S PROCESSION

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Procession through crowded St Boswells decorated with bunting, probably to celebrate Victory at Pretoria in 1900, with dressed bicycle parade. Banner with civic coat of arms, brass band, decorated horse-drawn carts, with Union Jacks and one flag reading (clip)

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Title: BORDERS LOCAL NEWSREELS NO. 2, ST. BOSWELL'S PROCESSION

Reference number: 6195

Date: 1900

Director: [filmed by David Gaylor]

Production company: [ Border Kinematograph Co.]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.36 mins

Description: Procession and celebratory parade through the crowded streets of St. Boswells to mark the British entering Pretoria during the Anglo - Boer War.

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: (11.17) No credits. Shots of procession through crowded streets decorated with bunting, probably to celebrate Victory at Pretoria in 1900 during the Anglo - Boer War, with fancy dress bicycle parade. Two men carry banner with civic coat of arms, followed by brass band, decorated horse-drawn carts, some with Union Jack flags and one with flag reading "Victory". Shots of people on bicycles, woman with pram and clown pushing a decorated penny farthing (12.48); - Blank - (12.53)