BONSPEIL AT CARSEBRECK POND

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Places:

  • Perth and Perthshire

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: BONSPEIL AT CARSEBRECK POND

Reference number: 6030

Date: 1935, December

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.21 mins

Description: Witness the spectacle as men play an outdoor curling match at the Bonspeil on Carsebreck pond, Perthshire.

Shotlist: [No Title] gvs as throngs of men (most of them wearing 'bunnets' and dressed up for the cold) make their way on foot to Carsebreck Pond to participate in the Bonspeil (0.45) shot of curling stones loaded on trailer (0.53) exts 'Carsebreck Pond Royal Caledonian Curling Club' clubhouse (0.56) on the pond, players gather equipment, pulling their curling stones by rope to the assembly point (1.57) a gun is fired into the air to signal the start of the match; gvs lots of elevated wide angle shots of matches in play across the ice, intercut with very brief shot aeroplane in sky (2.49) gvs curling match, including shots of men brushing furiously with wooden handled brooms (4.12) ms men taking a break, shots of them drinking tea from flasks, alcohol from hip flasks and directly out of bottles, and eating sandwiches and pies [man briefly pretends to hide behind his broom] (6.12) very brief shot man wearing Glengarry as he throws curling stone; gvs curling match (6.29) man fires gun to signal end of Bonspeil match, shots of players shaking hands and walking off pond (7.15) brief shot club flag flying against sky (7.21)