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Reference number: 8757

Date: 1937 / 1938

Director: [filmed by Daniel Dougall]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.13 mins

Description: Two films on this reel. Amateur footage of celebrations in paisley for the coronation of King George VI, and visits by the king and queen to Glasgow University and paisley.

Shotlist: title - May 12th 1937 - gvs paisley Abbey and street scenes, traffic passing - to Keep or not to keep - gvs old paisley Jail buildings, traffic passing, town hall and bridge - Civic Celebration - gvs of parade along street: Red Cross nurses, filing into doorway of abbey, followed by soldiers and cadets in kilts, halberdiers preceding town council members and civic officials (1.48) gvs jail buildings decorated with bunting and coronation flags - closer shot of portraits of king and queen and decorations on balcony - street scene with decorations on La Scala cinema - shots of decorated tramcar floats passing through traffic - Glen st. goes Gay - gvs of street decorated with flags and bunting, residents milling around (3.20) shots of Salvation Army procession through streets with brass band - Children entertained in the parks - boys' sack races, boys having picnic, girls' egg and spoon race, picnic, crates of empty lemonade bottles - gvs children and organisers - van being loaded, black youth asked to turn round to pose for camera - children parading through park - and so homewards - shots of policeman directing children across busy street (6.30) on July 9th - at Glasgow University a crowd assembled - group of guests chatting and sitting on rows of seats outside main buildings of Glasgow University - brief shot of women trying out 'periscope' viewing device - gvs of waiting crowds and dignitaries, policemen, kilted infantry regiment taking up places - to see the King & Queen - police car passes followed by landaulet with King George and the Queen - flash by - several other cars pass, then guests chat amongst themselves - gvs infantrymen and cadets marching off, crowds dispersing (9.00) Musical Interlude on a Clyde steamer - gvs on deck of steamer about to depart, band playing - no.13 Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag - c/u shots of band members playing and passengers' feet tapping, some passengers singing from song-sheets - Please put your pennies in the wee blue bag - band member takes collection (10.20) A Royal Visit to paisley May 1938 - Crowds gathered early - crowds gathering at barriers, buying buttonholes and flags - gvs crowds outside abbey, souvenir sellers - Policemen were few at the Burgh Boundary - gvs policemen on duty on Glasgow Road - where young and old - young girl waving flag - including a lady of 97 - group of women around lady in wheelchair - Patiently waited to see the King and Queen - crowds converge on passing cars and wave flags - policemen board Young's coach and crowds disperse - what we had hoped to see - still image of postcard of King and Queen - what others saw - still image of King and Queen - and again the world goes on - policeman on point duty at Barshaw Park (13.13)