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Reference number: 7185

Date: 1953 / 1965c

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.29 mins

Description: Home movie compilation, including footage of Auchterarder Coronation day celebrations in 1953 and local family day events in the 1960s, featuring sports, fancy dress parades and fairgrounds.

Featured on Grampian Television series THE WAY IT WAS. Film also features the author Archibald Richard Burdon Haldane and his two children. They are seen as the procession heads to the Church Mr Haldane is wearing a pork pie hat, raincoat, and has a large moustache.
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Shotlist: [shotlisted from DV, manual control track]

[1953] Auchterarder Celebrates the Coronation. - shots of Coronation flag depicting Queen Elizabeth II, house draped with flags and bunting (0.36) c/u shots of souvenir programme, United Coronation Service (0.56) street scenes, bunting on the Aytoun Hall, mother and toddler, procession of ministers, provost and dignitaries from Aytoun Hall, followed by line of schoolchildren, nurses, guides, scouts, cubs (2.06) shots of people entering Barony Church (2.16) c/u shot of souvenir programme, Presentation of Coronation Souvenirs - shots of crowd of children and parents in field, Provost John Paterson at long row of tables, presenting souvenirs to children (3.15) c/u souvenir programme, 'Presentation of Children's Playground Equipment' - gvs of children playing on chute, maypole (3.40) 'Children's Sports' - girls in 'frog' race, boys putting the shot, sprinting, three-legged race, girls skipping, receiving prizes (4.33) 'Fancy Dress Parade' sign - gvs of crowd and children in fancy dress (5.06) procession of floats going past, brass band and fancy dress procession - gvs of crowd in field and fancy dress parade - c/u shots of entrants and floats, judges, prizes awarded - The End (6.58) [1965c] fancy dress entrants parade before judges, prizes awarded, c/u shots of entrants, shots of crowd and fairground in background, young and older children and adults racing, three-legged race, sack race, pillow fight (9.34) gvs of fairground rides - The End (10.03) gvs of showground, fairground in background, Highland dancing on stage, men wrestling, c/u shots of dog, gvs of crowd, showground (10.58) shots of cycle race, throwing the hammer, Highland dancing, men's sprint, Waltzer, carousel, dancing, shots of shooting gallery and one-armed bandit (12.29)