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Title: RIDING OF THE MARCHES AT ANNAN, July 5th 1930
Reference number: 2376
Date: [1930, July 5]
Running time: 9.00 mins
Description: Events at the annual festival in Annan, Dumfriesshire, including the Snuffing Ceremony at Landheads, Hole in the Hedge Ceremony, and procession through Annan.
Shotlist: Title. (0.03) Provost and others unfurl Lion Rampant from balcony; group shot in doorway; c/u older man singing (1.09) Snuffing Ceremony at Landheads mounted company accept snuff from town official wearing ceremonial robes; women assembled nearby also take snuff, then pretend to sneeze (1.55) man sounds horn; town official pushes a boy through a hole in a hedge (2.08) Arrival at Creca Another Ancient Ceremony large group of riders pass camera; Cornet and group are offered glasses of beer; ms rider tosses a glass of beer back in one, then a second; pan over the Riding party and followers; shot of a smaller group (4.28) The Crowning of the Queen of the Border and Procession Queen of the Border arrives in car decorated with paper flowers; views crowning ceremony (5.17) children in fancy dress, waiting for parade; ms girl dressed as Britannia (5.50) parade; pipe band; groups carrying banners,Annan Fishermen's Association, Solway Fishermen; decorated floats; fancy dress; brass band and Boy's Brigade; Queen of the Border; children's fancy dress (10.06)
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