CLYDE CRUISE ON 'DUCHESS OF HAMILTON' ; FAMILY HOLIDAYS AT NEWTON, LOCH FYNE; DAVIDSON'S MAINS CHILDREN'S GALA; BOATING AT CLYNDER

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Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

People/organisations:

  • MICKEL, Douglas

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: CLYDE CRUISE ON 'DUCHESS OF HAMILTON' ; FAMILY HOLIDAYS AT NEWTON, LOCH FYNE; DAVIDSON'S MAINS CHILDREN'S GALA; BOATING AT CLYNDER

Reference number: 6240

Date: 1961

Director: [filmed by Douglas Mickel]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.58 mins

Description: Amateur footage featuring a cruise down the Clyde on the 'Duchess of Hamilton', family holidays at Newton, Loch Fyne, people enjoying the Davidson's Mains Children's Gala, Edinburgh and a family and friends leisurely boating expedition at Clynder, Gare Loch.

Part of a large cart of a large collection of 9.5mm, 16mm and 8mm amateur films dated 1929 - 1984, made by Douglas Mickel of MacTaggart and Mickel Ltd.

See also book entitled HOMEBUILDERS: Mactaggart and Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry ed. Miles Glendinning and Diane Watters, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1999.

Shotlist: [no title credits] gvs special party boarding steamer 'Duchess of Hamilton' for a cruise on 31st May, 1961 (0.56) gvs sailing up Firth of Clyde, past Dumbarton Rock, past sludgeboat (?) 'Hopper No. 7, Glasgow' (1.16) shot of man entertaining passengers by playing accordion on deck; gvs passengers, obviously enjoying the leisurely trip (2.03) more passengers board ship; gvs of the Firth of Clyde, including shot of fishing boat (2.52) people enjoy picnic on deck (3.06) landing at pier at Tarbert, Loch Fyne, followed by elevated shots over Tarbert (3.35) gvs Tarbert castle, seen from various vantage points (4.22) tour party walking down street, taking in the sights (4.44) re-boarding 'Duchess of Hamilton' (4.55) gvs sailing, passing shot huge ship 'Proteus S19' near Dunoon, Holy Loch (5.22) -blank- (5.23) gvs seen from moving car moving along rural road at Newton, Loch Fyne (5.53) shot over loch, family in rowing boat - they tow a rowing wooden boat that has filled with water to shore (6.40) father and children pump out water and bale out with bucket, general family scenes such as playing with dog and stick, mother sunbathing, exts. whitewashed holiday cottage (7.57) gvs wooden rowing boat and motor boat, mostly taken from aboard moving boats (9.13) gvs Davidson's Mains Children's Gala, those participating in the march include 197th City of Edinburgh Guides, brass/silver band, Scouts, Midlothian Cubs and Brownies - the march converges in park (10.32) crowning of the Gala Queen, everyone is in fancy dress (11.20) brief shot fairground ride (11.26) boat 'Shemora Maid' at Clynder (west side of Gare Loch), gvs as family all get on board, alcohol bottles are loaded, gvs people enjoying the trip, children play up to camera, finishing with brief ints steering wheel and cabin (12.58)