GET IT AT THE CO-OP

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Dundee
  • Glasgow
  • Midlothian

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GET IT AT THE CO-OP

Reference number: 0607

Date: 1950

Director: d. Gordon O'Connell

Sponsor: [ SCWS]

Production company: Gate Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.48 mins

Description: An outline of the various activities of the SCWS including the local Co-operative Society meeting, fish curing in Aberdeen, the manufacture of furniture, their hosiery factory at Shieldhall and dairy farm at Monktonhall.

For further information see "The British Co-operative Movement Film Catalogue" compiled and edited by Alan Burton 1997.

Credits: sc. James Eastwood
ph. P. Barralett
ass. d. C. Reid
ed. I. Milligan

cast James Urquhart, Howard Douglas, Jock McKay, Olga Dickie, Patricia Mason, Josephine Crombie.

Shotlist: Credits (0.20) exts. Co-operative Hall; c/u poster, "Propaganda Meeting" local meeting of Co-op society members is addressed by representative from SCWS head office, Mr. Andrews (2.30) in answer to various queries, the speaker outlines some of the activities of the SCWS in manufacture: fish curing in Aberdeen, shots of trawler at sea. Catch is landed and cured, smoked and packed. Poultry also prepared by plucking machines; box of chickens weighed, heads still attached (5.16) Mr Andrews is heckled by a native of Dundee, about the new SCWS jute mill; exts. new mill at Taybank, Dundee. Tour round factory and processes explained; spreading machine; breaker cards and finisher cards comb out rolls of jute fibre; crimping drawing; spinning; rewinding; stretching the warp threads; mangling (10.57) spinster asks about the safety of her dividend (12.07) hosiery factory at Shieldhall; winding bobbins; weaving interlock fabric; weaving stitch fabric; weaving boy's pullovers; seaming up garments (14.25) young woman asks Mr Andrews about affordable SCWS furniture; Mr Andrews mentions manufacture of furniture at Shieldhall and Beith. Finished items brought into SCWS warehouses from where retail co-op buyers order their stock, v/o mentions Hire Purchase schemes (16.36) blankets in manufacture at Galston in Ayrshire; gvs machinery scribbling and carding wool; spinning; weaving; raising; inspection and cutting; Mr Andrews (18.54) shot milkman delivering; c/u various cows; milking; Milk sampling; sterilising bottles; packaging; ints. SCWS milk laboratory in Glasgow; milk samples are tested for bacteria count, butterfat content etc. [technicians are exclusively female]; Mr Andrews concludes his speech; Get it at the Co-op The End (24.48)