TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION DAY

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Local government
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION DAY

Reference number: 2832

Date: 1928 - 1929*

Director: [filmed by Frances Hedges Montgomery]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.27 mins

Description: Footage during the campaign for the election of Mrs Montgomery onto the town council of St. Andrews, shots of aircraft at Hendon, and scenes at a farm.

From family collection, made by Frances H. Montgomery of Fife, burgh councillor in St. Andrews 1929 - ? Refs. 2821-2832.
See correspondence from son with background information.

See also ref. 2821, 2822, 2823, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830.

Credits: [assisted by family nanny / companion Miss Margaret Grant Smith]

Shotlist: [*1929] Shot of man trying out car on road. gvs Mrs Montgomery on cliffs with dogs and rabbits [Town Council election] (0.58) *1929 various shots of cars with notices such as "Your in the right to vote - vote Right for Mrs Montgomery" and "Sportsmen and Sportswomen are voting for a 'good sport' - Mrs Montgomery"; couple hold up notice which reads "Women's rights - vote Right for Mrs Montgomery" (1.21) gvs daughter Etta riding in Murray Park. (1.40) c/u family in car during outing. (2.11) shots of family in garden during grandparents visit; gvs family playing mini golf. Grandparents leave in chauffeur-driven car. (3.19) gvs visit to Glenduckie Farm watching hay being cut by horse-drawn machinery; couple play to camera (4.23) Shots of people swimming in open-air pool at St. Andrews. (4.59) [Visit to Penniwells House, Elstree]. Shots of gardens and children playing. (5.57) gvs small planes taking off and landing at Hendon. (7.15) gvs children playing with Shetland ponies; gvs children playing in garden. Shot of Mrs Montgomery with camera (8.45). gvs children at zoo; groups of children are given an elephant ride (9.14) children playing with teepee and in bath; blowing bubbles with clay pipes; playing cricket with grandfather and mother (14.00) Shetland ponies grazing with [and chasing] cows (14.52) gvs children playing in garden (17.27)