OLD GOVAN FAIR 1985

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: OLD GOVAN FAIR 1985

Reference number: 7419

Date: 1985, June 7

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 14.14 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the Govan Fair procession of 1985.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from mini DV - manual control track]

shots from 'Old Govan Fair 1985' brochure - GOVAN OF YESTERYEAR - still photographs of old Govan, street scenes and shops (1.12) int gvs in hall of Govan High School of Fair Queen crowning ceremony, featuring chair Margaret MacLean of the Govan Fair Association and Alex Ferguson, manager of Aberdeen F.C. - reigning Fair Queen and maids arrive flanked by naval cadets for de-coronation ceremony - new Queen and maids arrive for coronation - bouquets presented to maids (2.50) high shots of Govan Road opposite Pearce Institute, crowds waiting for procession - procession arrives led by pipe band and ram's head followed by Fair Queen in vintage car, followed by limousines, Govan Fair van, majorette troupes and accordion bands, various floats including Elder Park Nursery, Govan Toy Library, Strathclyde Region buses, Elder Park float, Govan High School temple of Doom float, Copeland primary School float, Corkerhill Jazz Band, Langlands School, Govan Shipbuilders float, Govan Festival float, pipe band, more majorettes, decorated bus, pipe band, Govan Neighbourhood Centre Dancing Class, Boys Brigade, gvs of crowds dispersing (10.57) shot of Horse Show and Country Fair programme - gvs of showground at Bellahouston Park, various floats and demonstration trucks arriving, including TSB, Girls' Brigade, Fleet Air Arm Auxiliary, Red Cross - shots of fairground rides, Waltzer, Cyclone, Dodgems, White's Ferris Wheel - shots of Fair Queen and maids being photographed on podium - THE END (14.14)