Young couples run away to Gretna Green to get married.
Unissued / Unused material -
Gretna Green, Scotland.
LS Newly-wed couple leaving building after wedding, Mr Hastings, the Registrar shakes their hands and wishes them luck. VS The newly wed couple pose, then kiss. VS Another couple leave the Registration Office after ceremony and are congratulated by some tourists to Scotland, the couple pose, kiss and walk off. VS Members of the Liederbund Choir from Remscheid, West Germany gather round newly weds. The choir is on tour in Scotland. CU Registry Office Notice Board. MS Weary legged couple walking past road sign "Gretna Green" on way to getting married. VS At the original blacksmiths shop in Gretna Green. VS of girl in highland costume performing dance for tourists and a piper playing bagpipes. MS Couple looking through old register of marriages dating back to 1897. CU of entries in the register, a shot of early certificate dated 1772. VS Inside smithy showing original anvil, the custodian demonstrates good luck ceremony of holding hands over the anvil and the hammer strikes the anvil. VS Around caravan site where couples live before they get married, they must reside there for a period before getting permission to marry.
(Orig.Neg.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 04/08/1962.
Cataloguer's Note: Gretna Green was traditionally a place where young couples could run away to in order to get married - MD.