ARRIVAL AT WHITEHART HOTEL, CAMPBELTOWN

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Military
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: ARRIVAL AT WHITEHART HOTEL, CAMPBELTOWN

Reference number: 0795

Date: 1914

Sponsor: [ Randall Burnette]

Production company: Gaumont

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.00 mins

Description: Soldiers bound for camp arriving at Campbeltown, together with their supplies in horse-drawn carts and wagons.

Filmed for Randall Burnette, owner of the De Luxe Cinemas in Rothesay and Glasgow, and member of the Board of the Picture House, Campbeltown

Nitrate print was first 're-discovered' in 1950's at which point it was projected and a section of emulsion peeled off. No record of how much of the film has been lost but oral recollections state that it was a filmed jouney by R Burnette from Argyll Motor Works, Alexandria to Campbeltown in an Argyll motor car. This is an incomplete version, end section of film only. See "the Wee Pictures -History of the Picture House" by Norman Newton.

Shotlist: No credits. Arrival, Whitehart Hotel, Campbelltown. Large open car passes Campbeltown Post Office and stops at nearby Whitehart Hotel where passengers alight and enter hotel (.19) Arrival of soldiers at Campbeltown. [Soldiers bound for camp, possibly at Clochiel?]. Shots on crowded dockside area of large groups of people, ships' masts and funnels visible in background (.31) soldiers of the 7th and 9th Battn. Argylls wearing kilts and carrying rifles march through the crowds (1.04) horse-drawn cart carrying supplies makes its way through the crowds (1.07) large open car with passengers drives past (1.23) horse-drawn carts and wagons make their way through milling crowds (1.41) brief shot of marching soldiers (1.42) more shots of horse-drawn carts crossing dockside area. Crowds not so dense here (2.37) open-topped single decker motor omnibus marked "The Argyllshire Motor Co." drives past loaded with passengers (2.39) gvs crowds and soldiers marching (3.35) pan of residential street to large unidentified building, probably a hotel, where large open car is parked outside (3.52) car arrives at main entrance, where tables have been set out on terrace and a waiter awaits the arrival of guests to the Ugadale Arms Hotel in Machrihanish (3.54)