LOCHGELLY OLD AGE PENSIONERS DRIVE TO CROOK O' DEVON

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Institutional care
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: LOCHGELLY OLD AGE PENSIONERS DRIVE TO CROOK O' DEVON

Reference number: 0960A

Date: 1928*

Sponsor: Tommy Timmons, Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Crowds line the streets to see Lochgelly's old age pensioners leave on an outing to the Crook of Devon in a convoy of charabancs.

Commissioned by Tommy Timmons, proprietor of Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly and member of organising committee for the outing. Timmons is supposedly in the film - at the rear of the party wearing a bowler (?)

Please note soundtrack has been added to this film for screening purposes (original film is silent), as well as introductory text prior to the film starting.

Shotlist: Credits (.03) The advance party with the necessities of life. Group of people stand in front of loaded truck (.14) another group stand in the doorway (2.0) The men who made these necessities. Group of men in white aprons (bakers?) stand in line outside a wooden building (.33) The old people. Always be kind to auld granny. Elderly men and women leave building, escorted by man with bagpipes and woman carrying children (1.55) shots outside Lochgelly Town Council offices as children vie to be filmed by the camera (2.58) a convoy of seven charabancs [owned by Forrester's of Lochgelly] leave from the building, decorated with streamers and watched by crowds lining streets. Police marshall crowds (4.06)