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Reference number: 3170

Date: 1963

Director: filmed by W S Fleming

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 28.46 mins

Description: A year in the life of the Borders town of St. Boswells, including rugby and cricket matches, Remembrance Day and a white Christmas.

Shotlist: [shotlisted retimed from speed corrected tape, manual control track]

ocs. (0.21) arrival of the Edinburgh bus; c/u's various destinations (1.18) street scenes, showing little traffic and no people; ms Jaguar; houses in a terrace; ms lintel stone "DP 1724"(2.30) Collie on Weirgate Brae; shots of St Boswells; unid. large house (2.56) Crichton Cup Training boys playing rugby; c/u Cricket Club sign [prohibiting football and golf on the ground]; boys playing football; sheep grazing; young woman talking to friends from horseback (4.25) Circus International Poster, August 12th, turns include Arabian Liberty Horses, juggling and performing poodles; exts circus tent, spectators buying tickets; "Pet's Corner" stall; Zoo van; donkey; clown (5.26) gvs cricket match; child changing scoreboard; views of play, and spectators (7.11) golf, intercut with shots of children bathing in a river (8.01) British Legion Sports children's race; 18th July St Boswells Fair men sitting near caravans; caravan selling balloons (9.06) children riding Shetland ponies; toffee apple stall; Madam Lee - Palmist; rocket ride; shooting range; swing ride (11.33) man parks, and walks into the Buccleuch Arms with his dog (11.50) BP petrol station; attendant fills a car tank; Esso petrol station, driver fills his tank (12.36) boys building a bonfire; 5th November bonfire and small fireworks (14.07) hunt meeting; dogs running out; c/u dogs and horses; ms children watching; views of the hunt going across country (15.53) rugby match (16.23) girls walking to school (16.34) The BEST Years of our LIVES? children at work in a classroom; c/u foreign money, medals and photographs, dolls in national dress; teacher writing up cloze text passages on the board; exts children playing, boys are playing with a rugby ball (18.17) people going into a church; shots of church and boy following a cat; congregation leaves (20.22) November 11th Scouts and Guides gather, carrying Union flags; march to war memorial lead by brass band; wreath laying; march to church (26.35) car driving through snowfall; memorial covered in snow (24.02) Blood Transfusion Service van; ints. blood being taken from a donor; man has a cup of tea (26.12) December 25th Christmas Greetings St Boswell under snow; shot over valley to snow-covered hills; children sledging (28.31) Green and cream liveried Galashiels bus travelling along a snowy road. The End. (28.46)