WARTIME IN TAYPORT

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Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Military

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: WARTIME IN TAYPORT

Reference number: 2293

Date: 1940* - 1944

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.20 mins

Description: Footage of the Polish forces in Tayport, Tayport Flight 1302 Squadron ATC drill and women railway workers at Tayport station.

[See also refs.2296, 2297, 2298, 2302, 2303, 2304].

For further information about Tayport, including photographs from this period of Tayport's history, visit: http://www.tayport.org.uk [last accessed 17/2/2009]

Shotlist: [shotlist re-timed from speed corrected tape, manual control track]

Roll 1 [COL]

[no title or credits] [COL 1940*] [Polish forces in Tayport] Shots of the ceremony attended by parish minister and Polish military figures; brief shot speeches before Tayport War Memorial, draped with Polish flag (0.49); March past of military and civil defence units, ARP, WVS?, before house draped with flags, including armoured car (1.55);

Roll 2 B & W

[BW 1940*] (0.00) March past continues, including BB pipe band; scouts, guides and brownies; float with women and children sitting in a barbed wire frame, bearing sign: "...And Prevent This"; float: "Freedom for France" (1.53); Tayport Flight 1302 Squadron ATC at Drill, April 1943. General views of drill. Close-up of named members of the squadron; F/O John Ross; Flt/Sgt. Thomas Bryson; and the NCO's (3.49); No 2 Coy 1st Fife Cadet Battn September 1944. Inspection. Close-ups of named members of the Battalion; Captain J.D. Barron; Sgt. Major J.L. Simpson; and the N.C.O.'s (5.23); [1944*] Tayport harbour, fishing vessels. Scenes at Tayport railway station, women working as signals and train guards as train arrives and passengers alight (6.32); Open-air swimming pool (could possibly be diving from harbour?) (6.55) General views of railway station and women railway workers (7.25); Haymaking. Machine to separate grain. Men pack grain into sacks (9.20)