DUMBARTON 1944 - 1946

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Title: DUMBARTON 1944 - 1946

Reference number: 1871

Date: 1944 - 1946

Director: [attributed to Ben H. Humble]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.00 mins

Description: Events in Dumbarton including the "Norwegian Week" festival and VE Day celebrations.

See notes in additional information file. Humble papers deposited in National Library of Scotland. Further information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/q82jgo6 [last accessed 27/11/2015]

See "The Voice of the Hills: The Story of Ben Humble" by Roy M Humble

Shotlist: No credits. [1945] Levengrove Park, Dumbarton. Shots mostly of flowers in close-up [possibly the August 1945 Summer Show] (.45); [1944] "Aid to Norway" banner on Glencairn House, Dumbarton. Shots of tearoom inside. Poster reading "Norwegian Week - Tearoom in the Gas Showrooms, 9th-16th September". Shots of women helpers. Norwegian flag on Burgh Hall (1.31); Shots of crowds outside. An officer [speaking Norwegian?]. Female pipe band at Greenhead Road. Various good floats with many wartime characters, including Churchill. Army pipe band at "Hodge's Corner" (2.32); Female pipe band at Boghead Park. Characters from floats, pre-game activity, then a charity football match, Dumbarton v Hibs (3.37); Shots of various parade groups, scouts, police (4.09); [Poor] Panning shots across Ha of Dumbarton in snow from Oxhill Road. Children sledging at Oxhill Road (5.20); [1945] Front page of "The Bulletin" May 1945 showing headline "War over - VE Day is today". Shots of flags and bunting in Church Street and High Street, shot of exterior of Picture House. Several good shots of same. Salvation Army band (6.41); Pipe band, crowds, flags everywhere. Pipe band in front of Sheriff Court. Good street scenes with people. Shots of "shows" on the Common and flags. Preparation of bonfire and brief bonfire scene (7.28); [Victory Celebrations, 8th June 1945] Shots of children's races on the Common. Highland dancing at Boghead. Races, people watching, "bonny babies" competition, more races. Miss Dumbarton 1946 competition with good close-ups of spectators (10.51); Various shots of, around, and from Dumbarton Castle (12.19); The End (12.20).