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Family scenes taken during the summer holidays - in the back garden with family of all ages. The girls play with skipping ropes. (clip)

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Family scenes taken during the summer holidays - on a very cold day, the children enjoy swimming in the sea. (clip)

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Family scenes taken during the summer holidays - learning to ride a bike, with mother in hot pursuit along pavement! (clip)

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Reference number: 3280

Date: 1934

Director: [filmed by John W Fairbairn]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6 mins

Description: Family scenes taken during a summer holiday at West Kilbride. Includes 'home movie' style shots of family on beach, playing games and a steam train.

Shotlist: Family in garden (.40) family on beach (1.38) saying 'grace' and taking afternoon tea outside at a table (2.18) wee girl on bicycle, family playing cricket in garden (3.20) in garden looking at flowers, Art Deco house 'Hillhome' in background - high shots of West Kilbride and Arran in distance (3.40) cow at farmhouse (4.11) game of bowls at West Kilbride bowling green - a walk in a wood - children on swings (4.59) children coming out of house (5.17) gv street in West Kilbride with bus, shop fronts, ext. "Kilbride Tavern", vehicles, pedestrians (5.31) steam trains pulling into West Kilbride station and steam train pulling into St. Enoch Station, Glasgow (6.00)