CARAVAN HOLIDAY AND LAUNCH OF THE JOHN AND ROBERT C MERCER LIFEBOAT

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: CARAVAN HOLIDAY AND LAUNCH OF THE JOHN AND ROBERT C MERCER LIFEBOAT

Reference number: 10008

Date: 1945* / 1946*

Director: filmed by George Stewart

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.59 mins

Description: Amateur footage of caravan holidays in Scotland, and shots of the Newburgh lifeboat being launched by tractor.

Shotlist: [B&W] Caravan parked by main road in countryside. Landscape with snow, car and caravan parked at garage. [COL] groups of people having afternoon tea in a hotel garden, served by a uniformed waitress. Kilmarnock, bridge over river and Laigh Kirk in distance, town gvs. Castle and river in countryside. Frozen pond, crowds of people skating, playing curling and ice hockey. GVs landscape, car and caravan parked beside country roads. Loch and dam. GVs beach, cars parked on sand, family having picnic beside caravan, women knitting. [magenta] Countryside. Group of men posing with trophy. Men shearing sheep in auction ring. Countryside, group of young men and boys camping beside caravan, one playing guitar. Men pushing lifeboat on beach. Newburgh lifeboat 'John and Robert C. Mercer' is pulled along beach by tractor, then launched, watched by crowds on beach. Lifeboat is pulled back on to trailer and pulled back up beach. Men working on fishing nets. Caravan parked at shore, l/s lifeboat shed.