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  • Short Summary

    Ancient ceremony of the Riding of the Marches is revived in Annan, Scotland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Annan. 'The Riding of the Marches' revived! The Cornet carries the Burgh flag supported by 50 horsemen - tradition requires snuff-taking and home-brewed ale for all!"

    Annan, Scotland.

    A group of dignitaries are gathered on a balcony. A Scottish flag is handed over to one of the men.

    A Scottish bag pipe band leads a parade down a street. Behind them ride men on horseback lead by a man carrying the flag unfurled.

    Shots of the riders in the countryside coming towards the camera with the flag.

    A civic dignitary offers a snuff case to some of the riders. The man (possibly a Mayor) offers the snuff to people gathered to watch (including several women). One of the women sneezes after taking the snuff.

    More shots of the riders out on their horses.

    The riders (now on foot) are treated to glasses of beer, poured from a pitcher. Nice shot of top hatted rider (on his horse) drinking a glass of beer. Good shot of a toff having a drink.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:53:00 / 01:10:00:00

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