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  • Short Summary

    Marathon runners carry flaming wooden crosses from Edinburgh to London.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    The mediaeval Scottish custom of the Fiery Cross has been revived to send out word about "Enterprise Scotland". Marathon runners carry the crosses to London.

    Various shots runners presenting wooden crosses to Lord Mayor of London Sir George Wilkinson outside the Guildhall, London. A crowd watches. C/U Atholl Robertson, President of the Caledonian Society, receiving crosses which will be sent to all parts of the world. Runner seen going through streets of London.

    Good view of Edinburgh Castle with pipe band marching in foreground, Scotland. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh Sir John Falconer dips wooden crosses and then into goat's blood (yuk!) Various shots of spectators, some wearing traditional tartan and kilts. Various shots dignitaries and military officers arriving at castle. M/S line of buglers.

    Item is cuts from 47/65.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:12:00 / 01:56:05:00
    UN 1786 B

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