AYRSHIRE EARLY POTATOES

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Food and drink
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: AYRSHIRE EARLY POTATOES

Reference number: 2744

Date: 1948

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Description: The sowing and harvesting of Ayrshire potatoes including shots of "tattie howkers" at work.

Credits: A Firth Film

Shotlist: REEL 1
Credits (0.05) gvs map of Ayrshire (0.47) Planting begins in February gvs same with horse-drawn plough (1.40) Manures are sown and drills are opened gvs same (2.03) gvs seed potatoes being sown (3.34) gvs hoeing of weeds by horse, hand and tractor (5.26) gvs "tattie howkers" digging up crop (6.50)

REEL 2
gvs mechanical potato diggers (1.18) gvs potatoes being bagged and transported (2.54) gvs seed potatoes selected, and stored under straw and in boxes (7.12) gvs labourers leaving in back of farm lorry (7.37) ecs (7.40)