GENERAL VIEWS OF WICK IN THE 1930's AND 1970's

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Places:

  • Caithness

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: GENERAL VIEWS OF WICK IN THE 1930's AND 1970's

Reference number: 4623

Date: 1931* / 1979*

Director: [filmed by Iain Sutherland]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.13 mins

Description: General views of Wick taken from various vantage points. Shots include the updating of the town's drainage system, wreck of the fishing vessel Scottish Maid, a wooden boat builder, stone repair work. At the end there is some black and white footage taken approximately in the 1930's of Wick streets, and the exterior of the Pentland Hotel.

Shotlist: [col] slow pan, view over Wick (0.40) panning shot over river and bridge at Wick (1.29) shot of riverside, including Mercury Motor building (1.47) -blank- (1.51) gvs construction site beside river, pan over river (2.38) boatbuilders yard (2.51) c/u sign for 'Wick Main Drainage Scheme Phase 2' (2.56) ints boatbuilder at work, planing wood, ints wooden hull (3.49) elevated pan over Wick, various views (5.46) aerial shot graveyard, exts church spire (6.16) shot of the 'Scottish Maid' K553, wrecked on coast (6.36) shot of rugged coastline and stony beach (7.16) ints boatbuilder working on wooden boat 'Spray' (9.16) gvs stone repair work and shot of broken walls (10.25) [b&w] 1930's shot of house and garden (11.00) shot down long street with a few children and a parked van, exts Pentland Hotel (11.13)