DESTRUCTION BY FIRE OF THE TOWN HALL, ELGIN

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Places:

  • Morayshire

Subjects:

  • Environment, the

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • NAIRN, James S.

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: DESTRUCTION BY FIRE OF THE TOWN HALL, ELGIN

Reference number: 1633

Date: 1939

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.42 mins

Description: Shots of the fire and the firemen fighting the blaze which destroyed Elgin Town Hall.

The Town Hall was originally designed by architects Matthews and Mackenzie, 1883.

Credits: [Possibly shot by James S. Nairn]

Shotlist: Title (0.08); Pan of the Town Hall after the fire [Moray Street] (0.14); Shots at night of a window on fire, panning upwards to the first floor (0.19); Close-up of window on fire, panning to another window (0.35); Zoom in to shot of burning interior (0.57); Shots of the firemen fighting the blaze (1.05); Shots of the fire through the windows (1.11); Shots of fire on the roof and fireman fighting it (1.28); The Town Hall facade with the clock in flames (1.41); Shots of the Town Hall the following day with an onlooker (2.02); Shots of smouldering rubble after the fire (2.25); Interior shots of the damage caused by the fire and a burst waterpipe (2.42)