TAYPORT EVENTS 1946 - 1949

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Title: TAYPORT EVENTS 1946 - 1949

Reference number: 2294

Date: 1946 - 1949

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.55 mins

Description: The coming of electric light to the streets of Tayport, a local pageant and the Royal Highland Show in Dundee attended by HM Queen Elizabeth. The end of the black out?

[See also refs. 2289, 2290, 2291, 2292, 2295, 2299, 2300, 2301, 2304, 2307].

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: Credits (0.14); Electric light comes to Tayport streets. Outside the Council Chambers on 26 November 1948 at 4.30 pm (a foggy night) [Dark] Shots of crowd (0.33); Provost Barron presses the button. Shots of same and of lamps lit (0.55); Toasts and speeches in the Council Chambers. Let us look at the guests. General views of local officials, council officers and guests from the electricity board [all named], and tea ladies (2.44); Street lamp in daytime (2.52); Tayport Town Councillors relaxing, September 1947. Shots of men on bowling green (4.15); Parade and sports 8 June 1946. [Col.] General views of same in open air park (5.42); Visit of Mary Queen of Scots to Sir William and Lady Bruce at Earlshall Castle in 1562. Pageant presented by Tayport Dramatic Circle, 5 June 1948. Shots of the pageant (8.45); Royal Highland Show. Dundee 1949. Shots of entrance and inside the exhibition arena. General views of stands and displays. Demonstration of blacksmith's art. Livestock ring and gymkhana (12.55).