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Reference number: 7462

Date: 1964, June 11

Director: filmed by Robert Black

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 10.07 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the Lanark Lanimer Day procession, 1964, concentrating on the decorated floats and participants as they proceed to the town centre for the Queen's coronation.

See also ref 7463 for footage of the Lanimer Day in 1969. Paper archive records relating to the Dalziel Camcorder Club also held at the Scottish Screen Archive.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from mini DV - manual control track]

title - shots of elaborate carnival floats waiting for start of parade on rainy day in street in council estate, including 'Aladdin', 'Floral Basket', 'Daughters of the Nile', 'Meet Me in the Garden', 'To the Land of Oz' with Dorothy and Wizard of Oz characters, bullfighters, dragon, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwar[v]es, lighthouse and lifeboat, 'ocean maidens?', 'Dream Maker', 'When Knights Were Bold' castle with mediaeval characters, '1745' tower-house with red-coats and Highlanders, 'World in Dreams', 'Dreamland Express' train, young girls dressed as dolls in boxes, 'Swan Lake' and cygnet cart behind (4.21) shots of band and police escort leading procession along street, followed by horse riders, town officials, pipe band and then floats as before, including 'Lanark Corpse de Ballet' with men dressed as ballet dancers, 'Far Away Places' with children dressed in national dress, 'Campbeltown Loch Brewery' with men cavorting in kilts, Lanimer Queen in white convertible car (8.14) gvs of crowds as Lanimer Queen arrives in square, l/shots of Queen and attendants climbing up to decorated podium, followed by Provost - Queen is crowned - pan up tower of building (9.30) gvs of procession along main street, pipe band followed by Queen - LANIMER QUEEN JANETTE CUNNINGHAM CROWNED BY Mrs WILSON - shot of Queen in car flanked by Boys Brigade and waving to crowd, gv of crowds on street (10.07)