LEWS, the

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LEWS, the

Reference number: 7219

Date: 1953c

Director: filmed by W S Dobson

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.42 mins

Description: A travelogue film of the Dobsons' family holiday in Lewis, including shots from the train journey and boat crossing. Holiday pursuits include angling, trips to the beach and standing stones. Includes interesting shots of a small rural school and post office.

'Storybook' style intertitles explain the action, throughout.

'The Lews' was a Victorian fishing lodge at Uig.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: title - A Pictorial Impression of a Sporting Holiday Haunt Which has Earned From Visitors the Title - "Paradise" - Let's Away from the City, Edinburgh, and its Romantic Castle - Away to the West, Where the Oceans Breast, Heaves, to the Cloud-Swept Sky - (0.28) shots from train carriage: Edinburgh Castle, Forth Rail Bridge, Strathcarron Station, Loch Carron (1.04) We Speed North to Loch Carron "Where the Towering Ben, and the Rocky Den, and the Lonely Valleys Lie" - We Board Ship at Kyle of Lochalsh - Our Ship Calls at Applecross, and then we Cross the:- Minch - To Uig - Our "Paradise". "From Scenes Like these Old Scotia's Grandeur Springs" - leaving quayside at Kyle of Lochalsh, lighthouse, shot of loch (1.41) two men cast off rowing boat with boxes from ship and head to shore (2.02) shots of open sea from ship (2.22) late afternoon shots of ship arriving at pier at Uig? (2.54) sunset shot of beach and sea (3.05) gv of landscape and hills (3.17) women walking up road with bundles of heather (3.29) gvs of landscape, burns and roads (4.12) woman fishing in fast-flowing burn (4.21) boys fishing, landing fish in net (4.35) c/u shots of fish caught, and boys departing (4.53) shots of fishermen in rowing boat (5.04) gvs of river, lochs, hills and beaches (5.56) A Visit to the Hamlet of Aird Uig, and Gallon Head - gvs of landscape, sea with rainbow, rocks (6.28) gv Aird Uig, houses and school-house (6.39) int shots of school-house, including teacher, class, girl writing on blackboard (7.05) cottage doorway (7.16) int shots of old woman carding and spinning with wheel (7.54) shots of older man weaving at loom (8.16) ext shots of Timsgarry Post Office, with telephone box outside (8.39) cu of white GR Post Office letter box (8.42) int shot in Post Office (8.47) shots of Royal Mail van arriving and departing (9.05) wide shot of beach (9.16) Andrew with baby in pram (9.22) Billy and man with rowing boat (9.28) Mary - shot of the Dobsons' home help (9.33) landscape gvs - beaches, bays and hills (10.08) mid shot Billy and Andrew (10.11) more landscape shots with heavy skies (10.26) shots of standing stones, Callanish? (10.59) shots of rocks and heavy seas (11.15) All too Soon, News From Home Reminds Us That We Must Return to the City - "The Misty Bens and Heather Hills, The Lonely Glens and Mountain Rills, Like Some Familiar Strain Awake the Hope Within Us That We'll Return Again" - landcape gvs - The End (11.42)