TAYPORT AND ITS INDUSTRIES

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: TAYPORT AND ITS INDUSTRIES

Reference number: 2297

Date: 1948

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.31 mins

Description: Shoe repairs are done at Smith & Kays' shoe shop in Tayport.

[See also refs. 2293, 2294, 2296, 2298, 2302, 2303, 2205, 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]

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: Credits (0.26); Modern shoe repairs at Smith & Kays. Exterior of shoe shop (0.30); Repairs come from many districts. Interior of shop, people handing in shoes for repair. General views of back shop as repairs are carried out by a team of men (1.38); Work at the benches. [Dark] Men at work stations, channelling machines. General views of process (5.31); Finishing Department. General views of workers and machines as "the finishing touches are added"; painting heels, inserting insoles etc. (7.54); Hand sewing can still be done. General views of same and close-up (8.13); The final stage. Examining and packing Newly repaired shoes handed over to despatch department (8.31)