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Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations (1906)


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Aberdeen streets are decorated as horse traffic passes - the decorations labelled 'Aberdeen University Quarter-Centenary Celebrations 1906'. Crowds wait on top of a colonnade, as the procession moves off through a crowded street.

First a band, then soldiers and a Highland regiment, followed by university students in caps and gowns (segregated by sex), a group of boys, men in academic dress, two army officers and a naval officer. A procession of civic dignitaries makes its way through crowded streets, with policemen marching too. The crowds fill the roadway as the procession passes.

Carriages wait outside a church. Various dignitaries enter and drive off. King Edward VII sits in a carriage with the Queen and two others, followed by a mounted guard. The carriages arrive at their destination, and the occupants walk along a carpet and assemble. The King alights, removes his greatcoat, and passes into the building with his party.

The King and Queen emerge from the building, enter the carriage and drive off, followed by the other carriages. They drive up to another building, are greeted, and enter it. They emerge, followed by a mounted guard and other carriages, plus a civilian pipe band and ex-servicemen in civilian clothes.

Carriages pass along the road, together with soldiers in a motor car, cavalry, mounted troops and the King's carriage.