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  • 1950s

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Reference number: 3283

Date: 1942 - 1959*

Director: filmed by William S. Dobson

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.40 mins

Description: Various scenes of the village of Colinton from the early 1940s through to the mid 1950s. (10 mins)

From collection of film of village life in the Edinburgh parish of Colinton 1945-1971.

Shotlist: Something Old New and Borrowed. Colinton. One of Scotland's most beautiful suburbs. Much loved by our own author and poet , Robert Louis Stevenson, from whose works quotes are taken Gv's aspects of village life & local scenic spots intercut with quotes from Stevenson, includes Colinton village, Swanston village, the Caiy Stone, Water of Leith, Hunters' Tryst, Covenanters Monument, Dreghorn Castle, Colinton Primary School, cottage at top of Bridge Road, Nestie's Coal office, Colinton Dell and the mills, Spylaw Street, Spylaw Park, railway tunnel and Colinton Station platform, The Dell and the snuff mills, Redhall, Boag’s mill and road at Stoneybank, Graysmill (at Inglis Green) and house in which Bonnie Prince Charlie lodged, Slateford Church and manse (7.12) Road menders at work 1956*. Winter snows around the village (9.40)