SALT CURING OF HERRING AT PETERHEAD

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SALT CURING OF HERRING AT PETERHEAD

Reference number: 3451

Date: 1959

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.31 mins

Description: The gutting, curing and packing of herring at Peterhead.

Shotlist: Fishing boats in Peterhead harbour; shots of men beside harbour; ls large crane, harbour in foreground (1.06) c/u of women gutting herring (1.52) l/s man and woman salting herring and packing them into barrels (2.15) l/s fishing boat at sea (2.49) [blank] (2.56) women sorting herring onto conveyor belt for mechanical gutting of fish intercut with c/u fish and basket collecting fish guts (4.55) fish sorting [slow motion] (5.45) [blank] (5.55) slate; brief shot unloading fish boxes from boat at harbour (6.05) shot of derelict [fish gutting?] building (6.33) shots of barrels filled with fish and women packing fish into barrels inside warehouse (8.44) c/u women gutting fish and of man sharpening knife (9.49) c/u gutted salted herring (10.43) shots of women emptying basket of herring ready for salting (11.42) [blank] (11.47) women pouring [brine?] into barrels, and man sealing barrels (13.14) women packing herring into barrels and men hammering down lids (14.14) brine [also known as "blood pickle"] being emptied out of barrels (14.37) [blank] (14.47) c/u of sealing of barrel (16.33) women packing fish, helped by young boy (16.52) rolling of barrels ready for despatch (17.36) [blank] (17.45) barrels on truck and being driven away, barrels then being unloaded, c/u of herring in barrels (19.07) shots of women gutting herring (20.34) [blank] (20.39) packing of fish into barrels inside warehouse (21.57) unloading fish boxes from boats in harbour (23.31)