Lifeboat being launched in Peterhead, Scotland.
Launching of a lifeboat. Peterhead, Grampian, Scotland.
Unused material from Film ID 280.19 "Duke of Atholl - on behalf of United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of England - presents new Motor Lifeboat donated by British Freemasons to R.N.L.I."
Boats and ships/ceremonies. Ceremony & celebration for the launching of a lifeboat in village or anyway moderately sized town. Opens w/ GV crowd standing behind rail on top of a curved old stone wall going down to sea (?); more crowd in fg; buildings in bg. Pan left looking over crowd;a marching band is approaching round the curve - bagpipes & drums. CU elderly couple;the woman wearing white fur;others behind them; pan rt. On more men.
Next CU US local bigwigs on platform - elderly man making speech; another old veteran in army uniform stands rt. Fg pan across crowd; standing at different levels -children in fg. People walking up road toward camera; starting w/ some of those seen in CUs. Priests; others follow. MS lifeboat on a horse-drawn truck bed; being pulled along street; several men on board;2 ropes extend from behind; w/ lines of girl guides etc.
Holding onto ropes. CU pan along boat; showing name George Pickard; group of men wearing stocking caps - and life jackets. Group of men talking; standing next to wagon wheel. Pan on people on platform; again; same guy speaking; reading from notes.. Oratory.