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  • Ayrshire


  • Agriculture
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation
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  • Amateur


  • 1930s

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Reference number: 1798

Date: 1931

Director: [filmed by Revd. George Allan]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.00 mins

Description: Scenes of community life centred on activities associated with the local church in Fenwick. The film includes shots of life on a farm, Brownies and Boy Scout groups, the local bus service, the blacksmith and doctor at work.

Rev. George Allan was minister in the Fenwick district c. 1930/34 and Port Glasgow 1935/39. His films, taken as a hobby, reflect community life centred on activities associated with the local church. The footage is well shot and edited.

See also films from this collection by Revd. Allan at 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1804, 1805 and 1807

Shotlist: Fenwick Events of 1931. (0.06) Shots of Fenwick Public School and various activities within the school gymnastics (1.16) game; dinner hour, children go out two by two; teachers (1.58) Blackbyre Farm Various shots of life on a farm, reaping the corn using a scyth and a horse drawn cart; makin corn stooks (3.02) Happy Trio at Dewersholm three geese; Some inhabitants of Aitkenhead ducks and pigs (3.26) The threshing mill at Bruntland. (4.13) Fenwick bowling green; end of Season Game gvs same (4.39) Shots of a policeman on a motorcycle; the joiners; "fifty years married and still happy" old couple; the post office; doctor; woman on washday with a mangle; RAC patrol; blacksmith; paraffin man; petrol attendant (6.01) The bus service. Shot of Fenwick church. (6.29) The Brownies marching; erect a tent; dancing and playing (8.34) Boy Scout group. In Camp Ballantrae scouts at camp, running, doing washing up; inspection; raise Union flag; scouts go for a swim in the sea; dinnertime; Parent's day; shots of visitors paddling on the beach; final ceremony; shot from roadside scouts returning home in a lorry() Various shots of summer camps and group activities (12.02).