KIPPERS

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Fish and fishing
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: KIPPERS

Reference number: 1760

Date: 1952

Sponsor: Scottish Educational Film Assocation [Joint Production Committee of SEFA and SFC]

Production company: Joint Production Film [Aberdeen Production Group]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.19 mins

Description: Fishermen are seen leaving Peterhead harbour in search of herring. The herring are unloaded and taken to the fishcuring yard where they are gutted, pickled and cured.

Entered in the Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1952.

Teaching notes held at National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Shotlist: No credits. This is a film for children (.02); Shot of box. Selected Crown Brand Kippers (.08); Shot of boy arriving home (.13); What's for tea? (.17); General shots of tea table and kippers being eaten (.44); General views of fishermen landing herring at Peterhead harbour (.58); These herring were caught six hours ago in the North Sea. Shots as the herring are unloaded (1.15); At the fishcuring yard. General views of woman loading fish onto machine (1.35); This machine splits and cleans. General shots of same. (1.54); And now to the pickling vat. Shots as the herring are unloaded (1.15); At the fishcuring yard. General views of woman loading fish onto machine (1.35); This machine splits and cleans. General shots of same, (1.54); And now to the pickling vat. Shots as the herring are pickled (2.17); After 15 minutes they go to the kiln. General views as the herring are taken to the kiln and women load the fish in (3.29); General shots of man lighting the oak sawdust (3.52); Curing goes on all night. Shots of the curing factory roof (4.18); Our fish are now cured. General views as men remove kippers from the kiln (4.56); General shots of men and women packing the kippers (5.45); Aberdeen kippers are relished all over the world. Shots of the various destinations marked on the crates (6.07); Shots of a boy holding a finished kipper (6.15); End credits (6.19).