MATTHEW ALGIE & CO AT KELVIN HALL

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: MATTHEW ALGIE & CO AT KELVIN HALL

Reference number: 3444

Date: 1957c

Director: filmed by Grace Williamson

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.40 mins

Description: Matthew Algie & Co Merchants' Glasgow Cadogan Street premises, and the company's stand at a food exhibition in the Kelvin Hall.

For background info. on the history of the company Matthew Algie see "Great Scots in family Business" by Maurice Smith.

Credits: f

Shotlist: man coming out of doorway, (0.11) shot of a Glasgow street with cars parked; c/u car with a sign in its window: "Scotland's Food Exhibition" Kelvin Hall (0.22) two men talking beside van with the lettering "Algie City 7874, Tea- 'Kiosk' and 'Aroma'; Coffee- Freshly Roasted Daily" (0.33) women looking out of office [at 58 Cadogan Street, Glasgow] window lettered: "Matthew Algie & Co Tea Merchants" (0.37) Cars parked at Kelvingrove Museum with shots of University, tram going past Kelvin Hall, (1.23) c/u sign reading "Sponsored by Evening Citizen Scotland's Food Exhibition Kelvin Hall Glasgow Admission 1/- April 8th - 19th, (1.47) ints. [dark] Algie's Tea and Coffee stand and people milling about near the stand; shot of small group of four people (2.45) shot of a large LED-style display, advertising tea and free pocket mirrors (2.59) Sunnyfresh orange juice stall; (3.10) young woman at Algie's stall standing next to a promotional sign advertising vouchers for free grocery in their samples; (4.06) stand displaying teapots, kettles and percolators; (4.35) cooking demonstration by Fanny Cradock and her husband Johnnie, banner "Home of Good Tea" in b/ground; Indian? assistant in sari serves cocktails to audience (5.29) more shots of the Algie's stall and people nearby (7.40) (c70ft) [last 30ft underexposed]