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Queen of the Border
Description: A film about Hawick, Scotland in the 1940s.
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Clip #: TFA-279B
Length: 9:33
Year: 1948
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Europe
Country: Scotland
Subject: Factories
Original: 16mm
1940s, Scotland, map of Scotland zooming in on Hawick, Horse Statue, equestrian statue, 1514 Memorial, Ken The Horse, Hawick cityscape, skyline, countryside, hilly countryside, annual Common Riding, annual horseback ride of men riding around boundaries of common land, spectators cheering riders on, “Cornet” Standard Bearer dipping flag in the River Teviot, parade with marching band and principals being carried on shoulders of bandsmen’s shoulders, knitting industry, knitting factory, knitting mill, male “Teri" workers making knitwear including hosiery and sweaters on modern knitting machines, Teries, Teri worker using hand operated machine to create designs on knitwear, female workers assembling and finishing garments by hand, wooden clubs pounding out oil from yarn in soapy foam bath, garments passing between rollers, male worker carefully stretching garment over wooden models for quick drying, female workers pressing garments, spinning dress forms dressed with various knitwear tops, men Scottish country dancing outside, crowds of spectators cheering and waving, men singing folk song, bagpipers, men and women holding hands and dancing in circle, men and women performing Scottish country dance, Cornet climbing ladder to tie town’s colors onto 1514 Memorial and rousing crowds with “hip, hip hooray”

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