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  • Short Summary

    Peter Pan author, J. M. Barrie is honoured by his home town, Dumfries.

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    Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

    Title: "HIS AIN FOLK. Sir James Barrie receives Freedom of the Borough of Dumfries and tells her the secret of 'Peter Pan'."

    Author J. M. Barrie is honoured by his home town.

    M/S of Barrie walking towards the camera accompanied by a man in a tricorn hat, children and press photographers crowd around. M/S of Barrie surrounded by a crowd, he tips his hat and steps forward accept something from another man (a key? a certificate?). M/S of Barrie cutting a ribbon, the crowd around him applaud. M/S of a man leading the crowd in three cheers, Barrie looks embarrassed and tips his hat in gratitude.

    M/S of Barrie walking down the steps of a large house holding the hands of two little girls in fancy dress (look a bit like Tinkerbell and Wendy). C/U of Barrie and the two girls. C/U of Barrie and an elderly lady holding a Scottie dog (his wife?). C/U of Barrie and the two girls. More shots of Barrie receiving his honours, several official looking men make speeches in front of the crowd.

    More shots of Barrie walking towards the camera surrounded by a crowd. M/S of Barrie walking through some gardens accompanied by another man. C/U of Barrie and the lady with the dog. M/S of Barrie's car driving past the camera, it is chased by a crowd of children. M/S of Barrie and a group of men walking past the camera, includes the man in the tricorn hat and a man in a mortar board. More shots of the crowd surrounding Barrie.

    Note: the year - 1922 - is written on the title card.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:22:00 / 01:21:55:00
    G 1146

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