FAMILY 1953 - 1954

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FAMILY 1953 - 1954

Reference number: 3525

Date: 1953 - 1954

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.40 mins

Description: Family film featuring the arrival of a new baby, bonfire night, snow storms in spring time and various holidays in Scotland.

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, Grampian TV, transmitted October / November 1994.

Shotlist: [col]shot of motor caravan driving off, shot of man in kilt firing toy bow and arrow at young boy with toy pistol, shot of people posing by motor caravan, tracking shot from caravan of town left behind(0.48)shot of man sitting outside caravan reading paper, shot of men at ice cream hut(1.22)shots of beach at Collieston, shot of baby in baby carriage, shot of boys and girls playing ball game on beach(1.52)shot of woman swimming in sea, shots of older women dipping bare feet in sea, shot of woman picking flowers from garden(2.12)shot of women sunbathing at beach(2.21)tracking shots from motor caravan of hillside and waterfalls, shots of family standing by waterfalls and river, more tracking shots of high mountain range(3.06)shots of bus, shots of campsite, shots of bus at Crainlarich Tea Room, shots of mother and father making dinner outside caravan(3.41)shots of hillside and town, shots of tents and caravans in field with town in background, shots of woman buying things from campsite shop, brief shot of man cleaning caravan window(4.36)shots of ruins at Ullapool(4.53)shots of fireworks and bonfire(5.57)[b&w]shot of woman in hospital bed with baby by her side, shots of visitors holding the baby, shots of baby clothes, shots of woman leaving with baby in wicker basket, shots of nurses cradling baby in wicker basket outside hospital, shot of baby basket being placed in back of car, c/u shots of baby(7.57)shots of mother with baby in pram, walking down street(8.10)shots of snow covered town and houses , shots of glass milk bottles smothered in snow, shots of back garden of house in snow(8.31)[col]more shots of snow covered streets, shots of snow covered in back garden(9.10)shots of icicles hanging from roof of house, more snow shots(9.27)shot of calendar on month of March, more snow shots of back garden of house(9.46)shots of young boy in trunks going into sea, shots of boy climbing out of sea, shots of people playing on beach, shots of woman and man raking grass(10.17)shot of woman entering sea, shots of women and man running into sea and swimming(10.40)