COLLIESTON FILMS: Extracts

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Fish and fishing
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: COLLIESTON FILMS: Extracts

Reference number: 3111

Date: 1950s

Director: [filmed by Nannie Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6 mins

Description: Local events in the village of Collieston, Aberdeenshire - an auction sale, the preparation of the local fish dish "speldings" and the rolling of Easter eggs.

Nan Taggart and her mother both keen cinematographers, members of Aberdeen Cine Society. Large collection of family film. Taggart family owned a granite yard up until 1956 when they sold up, bought a farm at Marywell on Deeside and moved from the city to the rural life. Both mother, Nannie, and daughter Nan, chronicled the early years of their new lives on the farm on film. Nan Taggart and cousin Glen Ross interviewed about the films on THE WAY IT WAS, pc Grampian TV, Tx Oct/Nov '94.

Shotlist: Please note Roll 2 only accessible on video format

Roll 1 [b/w] [The Roup]
No credits. gvs village roup in Collieston. Cars parked outside hall. Shots villagers going in, gvs inside hall during auction sale. gvs folk outside (3 mins)

Roll 2 [col] [Spelding and Easter eggs]
no credits. gvs Collieston village. Mary Grant in fishing boat, village scenes (1.01) Mary Grant and her husband Norman preparing local dish "speldings" haddock or cod gutted and washed, split and scraped and left on rock to dry (2.04) Nan's brother (Glen Ross) and the Paterson boys rolling painted Easter eggs down the sand dunes. Nan (donor) at top of dunes in glasses (2.34) Nannie Taggart reading magazine (donor's mother). Glen drinking milk (3.00)