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  • Lanarkshire


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Sporting activities


  • Amateur


  • 1980s

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Reference number: 7763

Date: 1985

Director: filmed by Mr Coleman Dec'd or Lanark Cine Club

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.21 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the 1985 Carnwath Gala Week, including shots of races and sporting competitions and games, a fancy dress competition and the crowning ceremony of the Carnwath Gala Queen [Hazel Smith].

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS - manual control track]

title - c/u shot of event programme details - shots of competitors gathering outside Town Hall for Newbigging Coronation Cup road race, limbering up - man attaching notice to rear window of car - runners set off along Main Street, Carnwath - shots of runners on road and passing war memorial - brief shot of runners arriving at finish (1.27) c/u of programme details - shots of 5-a-side football competition on games field and barbecue - c/u of programme details - shots of Fun Superteams competition on playing field, children's obstacle races watched by crowd (4.18) c/u of programme details - shots of golf competition at Carnwath Golf Club, men and women at tee and playing, ball being fished out of burn, women playing on green (5.35) shots of bicycle treasure hunt event, children setting off on bikes and reading clues by roadside, returning to park (7.58) c/u of programme details - shots of pets show, children in park with dogs, cats, rabbits, hens and cage birds, lamb - shots of winners receiving rosettes - 'Pets most like their owner' competition (9.48) c/u of programme details - shots of Gala Committee preparations for crowning ceremony outside town hall - gvs of fancy dress contestants, including 'The Penguin Parade', Noddy, cops and robbers, 'Garden Fairy', 'Flower Fairy', 'Bananarama', St. Trinians, Bo Peep, Milk Tray, Gipsy Wedding, German aircraft - shot of Thomas the Tank Engine ride in Main Street - gvs of floral decoration (11.15) shots of page arriving at home of Gala Queen Hazel Smith and escorting her through floral arch into Mercedes - shots of page escorting ladies-in-waiting from their homes into official car (12.34) gvs of crowds waiting for crowning ceremony - shots of pipe band marching down Main Street, guests arriving for ceremony - page escorts ladies-in-waiting and Queen from car on to platform - shots of crowning ceremony: speech by Neil Harrison, shots of participants and crowd, Fiona Gauld crowns Queen Hazel and curtseys - page reads royal proclamation and Queen bows, page leads Queen from platform into car - Boy Scouts lead procession into park followed by floats and fancy dress contestants, Toytown Cavalcade, Thomas the Tank Engine, Carousel, horse riders, men in drag with pram - shots of procession going along street (17.23) shots of sports day on playing field: egg and spoon race, sideshows, food stalls, mums and dads races, running races, tug-of-war, children playing - THE END (19.21)