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Title: (BREWIS WEDDING)
Reference number: 6003
Date: 1949, October 7
Running time: 9.10 mins
A record of the Brewis family wedding at Ardwell Church. Also includes footage of a party around a huge bonfire with dancing and bagpipe music.
Faith MacTaggart Stewart married John Brewis on 7 October 1949 at Ardwell Church. John Brewis later became a member of Wigtownshire County Council and was MP for Galloway 1959-1974. The piper, Jimmie Brown of Stranraer (at 3.12 mins) was later used as the model for the piper on Walker's Shortbread tins. The bonfire was lit on the eve of the wedding near Low Clachanmore Farm, near Tor hill.
Shotlist: [No titles] Bonfire; gvs crowd, wrapped up against the wind; piper (dark) (1.57) shaky pan over farmland and cottages, (Ardwell Estate?) (2.50) Bride walks down stairs, stands for camera (3.10) Bride exits by large studded door of a grand house, bride and father pose for photographs (3.30) Bride and family members leave by car (4.08) Bride and father arrive at church; bride and groom exit, walk past camera, gvs guests leaving church (5.15) Bride and Groom pose for camera; guests arrive at reception (6.18) guests arrive at reception either on foot or by car (women dressed in fur coats and hats) (7.20) bride and groom stand behind three tiered wedding cake (7.26) speech and toast (7.43)
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