IN SEARCH OF TAYPORT

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping
  • Sporting activities
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: IN SEARCH OF TAYPORT

Reference number: 2307

Date: 1934

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.02 mins

Description: Various scenes in Tayport, Fife; the arrival of the ferry in Tayport harbour, machinery at work in the sawmill, a swimming gala in the harbour, a sand building competition and golfing at the Scotscraig golf club.

[See also refs. 2293, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2302, 2303]

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 (0.05); In search of Tayport with a cine camera 1934. c/u sign "Tayport" with Scotsman Advertisement hung below Our "ferry" boat. General views of passenger ferry as it arrives in Tayport harbour (0.40); Every day at the station. shot package being handed over at speed; passengers alighting; exts. stationmaster (1.06); Activities at the harbour. Cargo vessel arrives. Fishing vessels. Timber is unloaded from cargo vessel (1.48); Where all the wood goes to. The wonder machine at the sawmill. General scenes inside the sawmill (2.34); Swimming gala at the harbour August 1934. Shots of same, participants and crowds (3.25); Coming to the flower show. Various individuals on street, walking to the show (3.46); Sand building competition July 1934. Shots of beach, competitors and their sandcastles, adult spectators and judges (5.16); At the Riding Academy. General views riders and horses in grounds of academy (6.26); The Lady Provost presents the prizes. Shots of same, more shots of riders (7.08); The Scotscraig Golf Club and a few players, August 1934. Exterior of clubhouse. Shots of golfers (8.34); General views of football match (9.02).