PHAROS 1964

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Places:

  • Angus
  • Caithness
  • Wigtownshire

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Ships and shipping
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: PHAROS 1964

Reference number: 3732

Date: 1964

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.38 mins

Description: Lighthouse inspection made in 1964 by the Pharos VIII. Main duties of this Northern Lighthouse Board Ship included the delivery of stores and supplies, buoyworking and the statutory inspection of the navigation aids on oil rigs in the Scottish sector. This film records travels from Greenock, Mull of Galloway, Turnberry, Fingal, Cape Wrath, Dunnet Head, John O'Groats, Bell Rock and finishing at Bass Rock.

Shotlist: Gv's of a large town taken from a moving ship. (.40) Small lighthouse on the shore. (.50) Lighthouse men walking in front of the camera. (1.12) Ship at anchor in the bay. (1.15) Gv's of a tall rectangular red and white lighthouse. (1.27) Gv's of the landscape. (1.44) Lighthouse man standing on a shingle beach. (1.47) Pan around the flat landscape, to a red and white lighthouse. (2.09) Gv's of the lighthouse fog horn. Lighthouse men can be seen walking about the base. (2.27) Pan from hills to a small white and blue lighthouse outbuilding, and down some steps leading to a lighthouse. (2.46) Gv of lighthouse men walking up steps. (2.54) C/u of lamp room. (2.56) Gv's of more lighthouse men walking up the steps. (3.13) Gv's of a large white and grey lighthouse, and surrounding buildings. (3.32) View of the fog horn on the cliff. (3.42) View of a white lighthouse built on a headland. (3.46) Landscape view. Small concrete block house in fore ground, ship at anchor in the bay. (3.53) Visual from the lamp room of the flat shoreline below. (4.00) Gv's of the lighthouse men on a slipway getting into a launch, and c/u of them standing on the shore. (4.21) Coastline, the land is dotted with small white washed cottages. (4.29) Gv's of lighthouse men walking through a doorway. (4.50) Visual from a lamp room of the Bass Rock (?) in a blue foggy haze, ship at anchor, and a motor launch near the shore. View of a cliff. (5.09) A woman standing with some lighthouse men just outside some white buildings. (5.14) Pan up a white lighthouse. (5.20) Woman walking with lighthouse men along a pathway in the rocks. Motor launch attempting to dock. (5.46) Lighthouse on a headland. Lighthouse man on deck. (5.57) The rusty remains of a ship's bow, a flag pole, and a view along the rockline to the mountains in the distance. (6.06) Man walking down to the flag pole, turning and waving up at the camera. (6.11) Visual from a lamp room of the little row of buildings at the base of the lighthouse. (6.21) Gv's of a large lighthouse built on a rock surrounded by stacks. There are two black brick pillars snuggled into the rock face just below the main lighthouse. (6.38) Lighthouse men in a motor launch on a slipway. (6.44) Gv of the lighthouse up on the rock. (7.00) View taken from a ship of a lighthouse sprawled on a point. (7.09) Two lighthouse men on deck. (7.15) View of the sprawling lighthouse. (7.18) Gv's of the lighthouse men on deck talking to three women. (7.38) Gv's of the men and women on deck. The women are playing deck billiards. (7.52) Gv of the sister ship of the Pharos, the Fingal. (8.12) Three lighthouse men out on deck. (8.28) Lighthouse men on a small pier working with the motor launch. (8.39) Two men sitting out on the deck reading. (8.44) Gv's of the a coastline. (9.19) View of lighthouse men in a motor launch. (9.30) Gv of cliffs. (9.36) Gv's of a white lighthouse, and fog horn. (9.54) Gv's of a lighthouse on a small headland as the ship moves closer. (10.09) Lighthouse man talking to five children. (10.15) Gv's of the lighthouse men in the grounds of a white building. Two of the children can be seen at the door. (10.28) Gv's of the lighthouse men on deck. (10.54) Gv of the coastline from the motor launch. (11.01) Gv's of a green and white lighthouse. (11.22) View of the Duncansby Head stacks. (11.33) View of a small white lighthouse. (11.39) Man looking at photographs displayed on a board outside. Man on a motorcycle under the 'John O'Groats Lands End' signpost. (11.48) View of the seagulls following the ship. (11.57) Gv's of coastline. (12.08) Gv of a small lighthouse on a point. (12.13) Small enclosed harbour. (12.19) Small stocky lighthouse. (12.26) C/u of two lighthouse men standing in the motor launch. (12.32) Lighthouse completely surrounded by the sea. (12.39) Two lighthouse men working on the bow of the ship. (12.52) View of the rigging. (12.57) C/u of some of the lighthouse men on deck. (13.06) View taken from the bridge of the ship heading towards the lighthouse in the sea. (13.12) Gv's of a lighthouse man on deck. In one shot he is holding a silver statue of the lighthouse in the sea. (13.24) Gv's of the deck, and the men playing deck billiards. (14.01) Lighthouse standing in the sea. In the foreground the keel of the motor launch is visible. (14.04) Gv of coastline. (14.10) Gv's of the Bass Rock. (14.32) Pan from the Bass Rock lighthouse to the shore (14.38)

[Written on card contained inside original can "1964 PHAROS - GREENOCK - CLOCH - HOLY ISLAND - POINT OF AYRE - MAUGHOLD HEAD - MULL OF GALLOWAY - J.A.L'S. 80th - DAVAAR - PLADDA - TURN BERRY - SANDA - McARTHUR'S HD - BUNESSAN - FINGAL- GLAS ISLAND - CAPE WRATH - DUNNET HEAD - CANTICK - HOY HIGH - JOHN O' GROATS - DUNCANSBY HD - BELL ROCK - BASS ROCK"]