QUARRIER'S HOME FOR CHILDREN, BRIDGE OF WEIR

Children at the Quarrier’s home at Bridge of Weir spend their free time trampolining, swimming and playing football. (clip)

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Dateline

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: QUARRIER'S HOME FOR CHILDREN, BRIDGE OF WEIR

Reference number: T2214

Date: [1970]

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14:23

Description: Documentary profiling the Quarrier's home for abandoned children in Bridge of Weir.

Shotlist: s/track starts, children singing; leader (0.10) c/u's of infants in their prams with a shot of older children playing on a roundabout (0.32) teenagers disco dancing (1.07) illustration of William Quarrier 19th-century Scottish philanthropist followed by early still photographs and etchings of Victorian Glasgow (1.58) Reporter to camera standing in the grounds of the first Quarrier home for children in Bridge of Weir with the house in the background (2.49) tracking shot going through Quarrier's village (3.47) shots of Quarrier children sitting down to a meal (4.20) girls relaxing in their dormitory (4.37) talking head Iv with girls talking about their experiences living in a Quarrier home, and their family situations (6.19) Iv with Dr. Tim Davidson the Director of the home as they walk through the grounds, about social changes affecting the home, and the children (9.41) Iv with Mr and Mrs Tangeman who run a house as part of the home - a house mother and father - with responsibility for a number of children (11.06) shots of the various activities the home offers from a swimming pool to football and camping (11.57) talking head of reporter in a garden of one of the homes (12.50) talking head of Tim Davidson (13.10) school choir singing with another group playing instruments - Recorders, Tambourines etc. (14.25)