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  • Short Summary

    Great shots of a ceremony to crown the Lace Queen of a textile town in Scotland.

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    Near Sterling, Scotland.

    GV over country valley.

    VS good shots of women working in textile - possibly lace - mill. All parts of the process are seen . Some men are seen working on larger machines. Good shots of cards system controlling process. Shots of women with sewing machines. Shots of the women leaving work - sign on door reads 'Stirling Auld - Curtain Manufacturers'. VS of men and women leaving.

    VS of bunting and street decorations being hung out. Some houses are decorated with lace curtains. A car is decorated and a young woman - presumably the 'Lace Queen' is shown where to sit. Various shots with signs such as 'Hail Our Lace Queen'. The 'Queen' is dressed in lace. VS of her as she does her hair.

    VS of parade as Lace Queen is driven through streets. Various floats and decorated cars follow. Crowds wave as the cars pass. Good shots of town parade.

    VS of ceremony at park where Lace Queen is welcomed by waving crowds. The crown is removed from the previous holder and placed on the head of this year's Lace Queen. CU the Lace Queen.

    Cataloguer's Note: It is not clear what issue this material is related to. It is not mentioned in paperwork - MD.

    Amendment September 2015: A visitor to the site has informed us that the film was shot in the town of Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:56:00 / 01:16:06:00

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