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  • 1930s

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Reference number: 2070

Date: 1932 / 1937

Director: [filmed by Norman Stein]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.00 minsc

Description: Events in the life of the Stein family and their family-owned brickworks at Bonnybridge. Includes opening of Castlecary bowling green, gala day, staff garden party and coronation day celebrations.

One of collection of family film made by Norman Stein (deceased) and son Alaistair (1950s) concerning the domestic life of the Stein family and their family-owned brickworks, J. G. Stein of Bonnybridge (becoming GR-Stein Refractories in the 1970s). Some information for shotlist supplied during viewing by member of the family. For history of the film, see publication STEIN OF BONNYBRIDGE. Refs. 2070-2075.

See also refs. 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074 and 2985.

Shotlist: [Please note actual speed is 16 / 18fps but this shotlist has been timed at 24fps. Overall timing at 18fps is 24.00 minsc]

No credits. Opening of the Bowling Green at Castlecary 1932. gvs of crowd of people, speeches and playing bowls (1.41) Gala Day 1932. Castlecary gala day. Stein employees in park. Children's sports. gvs participants. Includes shot of pipe band (4.27) c/u of old man. Shot of same in brickyard. Men and women at work in brickyard loading railway trucks with bricks [some shots in slow motion, used for amusing effect] (5.17) gvs kilns in yard and women workers (5.53) Staff garden party at Millfield 1934. Alan Stein's family home at Polmont, employees in garden playing tennis, relaxing and being served tea by waitress. Putting. Handing out gifts (?) to the employees (10.30)

No credits. [Coronation Day, 12th May 1937] Shots of streets and houses in Allandale [a small town owned by J.G.Stein that housed the workers of the brickworks], decorated for coronation. Shots of people at gates (.57) Boys Brigade pipe band leads children's procession, all carrying Coronation mugs (1.26) Children in park seated on grass with mugs and bags of buns, etc. (2.16) [Coronation Gala at J.G. Stein] Group of adults, c/u of baby, people, possibly brickworkers. Scenes in park. Commemorative coronation cup and saucer being handed out to participants (5.30) pipes and drums. Races and general views (6.59)