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Reference number: 1230

Date: 1956

Director: [filmed by Donald Macpherson, Glasgow Cine Club]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.13 mins

Description: Shot on the anniversary of the Caledonian Steam Packet, the film features the steamer "PS Duchess of Montrose", Ailsa Craig and Keppel pier and the sailing vessel the "Carrick" at berth at Custom House Quay, Glasgow.

Credits: [Made on the anniversary of the Caledonian Steam Packet]

Shotlist: [Shotlisted from time-coded VHS copy, times converted from 25fps to 18fps]

Clyde River Steamer Club Silver Jubilee 1932-1957. (0.07) c/u brochure "Saturday Afternoon Cruises on the Firth of Clyde...Round Ailsa Craig" (0.14) gvs passengers boarding the steamer; Shots of pier at Gourock; (1.39) tracking shots of river and pier at Largs (2.40) shots of club members? (2.43) Keppel pier, passengers boarding; c/u lifebelt "PS Duchess of Montrose"; shots passengers (3.55) Various shots of Ailsa Craig, passengers viewing it (4.20) ints. dining room; c/u two accordionists [crew?] (4.38) c/u of Ailsa Craig; oof shots of sea birds overhead; smoking funnel (5.33) Homeward Bound; shots of coast; passing an unidentified paddle steamer. (6.12) Keppel pier; unid. paddle steamer [Talisman?] intercut with passengers (6.34) passengers alighting at Keppel Pier and Largs; tracking shots of river (6.48) Dunoon; shots of individuals (8.20) shots of passengers, and the river. The End (9.03) shots of rock face, arch; (10.06) Shots of small railway over a beach ; older couple sleeping (10.32) General views of a sailing vessel, the "Carrick", at berth at Custom House Quay in Glasgow; older woman walking out of R.N.V.R. Club; rowing team on river (10.56) [Second film?] people eating outside a cafe; sign "Pearson's Afternoon Teas"; children, each with bucket and spade walking onto beach (11.16) Ballycastle bus; c/u sign "Giant's Causeway"; gvs tourists visiting the Causeway; shots of rock formation, tourists walking over stones The End (13.13)