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  • Fife


  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation


  • Local topical


  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions


  • 1920s

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Reference number: 0967

Date: 1922 - 1923*

Director: [filmed by Tommy Timmons for Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly]

Sponsor: [ Tommie Timmons, Cinema De Luxe, Lochgelly]

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.00 mins

Description: The people of Lochgelly at work and play, with footage of wash day and playing golf and bowls.

Commissioned by Tommy Timmons, proprietor of Cinema de Luxe, Lochgelly

Credits: [artwork by Forest Niven, logo FN on titles and intertitles]

Shotlist: Credits (.07); "A bit mair green". Group of men outside Cinema De Luxe (.20); Washing day. Our cameraman tried to help the ladies by turning the mangle, but decided to turn the camera handle instead - it's a lot easier. Shots of women and children, some washing in tin baths, others at the mangle (.38); There's some gey shy folk in Lochgelly. When they saw the camera they ran like prize whuppets. Two women disappear round a corner, general shots of others in back court and street playing to the camera (1.05); General views of women and children (1.25); General views of women washing clothes in tin bath and at public water tap (1.36); Children leave school yard, are "guided" past the camera by an elderly man until he loses control of the numbers (2.30); Crowd scenes (2.47); School children line up to go back into school (3.27); Minister stands at doorway as the children leave the school (4.05); The opening of the Putting Green. All the budding golfers looked with critical eyes at the first putt. Large crowd gathered around edge of green as woman takes first putt. Shots of putters following and of the spectators (6.00); The formal opening of the bowling green. The enthusiasts fondled the bowls lovingly - we almost expected them to kiss the jack. Group of men on bowling green (6.21); Two women have a go, complete with handbags. Shots of spectators standing around (6.42); Procession of well-dressed children with adults in street. People watch from both sides (8.04); A brass band (8.12); Wish we were selling soap. The mothers of the kiddies from McAinsh UF Church must have used bars and bars. Procession led by banner of McAinsh UF Church and pipe band (8.59); Passenger train pulls out of station, children hanging out of windows (9.15); On second thoughts, wish we were selling sewing machines. The members of Ballingry Parish Church must have worn them out making the bonnie wee dresses (9.28); People on outing on railway platform (10.01); ecs (10.03)