NAMING OF THE LIFEBOAT "JOHN AND FRANCES MACFARLANE"

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Institutional care

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: NAMING OF THE LIFEBOAT "JOHN AND FRANCES MACFARLANE"

Reference number: 2521

Date: 1958

Director: [filmed by Jack Macfarlane]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.17 mins

Description: The launching of the lifeboat "John and Frances Macfarlane" at Aith, Shetland in 1958. Refs. 2513-2524.
[See also refs. 2518, 2519, 2520, 2522, 2523].

Shotlist: No credits. shots of lifeboat and crew in harbour, pan over small line of boys in navy cadet uniform; lifeboatmen stand in line on the new lifeboat; brief shot brass band playing, and crowd take their seats (0.33) dignitaries arrive; gvs spectators, speeches given and hymn lead by minister (1.40) Mrs Frances Macfarlane officially launches the lifeboat "John and Frances Macfarlane" (1.50) shot of lifeboat going down the slipway into the water and moving quickly around the bay (2.36) shot of Frances Macfarlane and party being taken out to the lifeboat by rowing boat (3.17)