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Reference number: 3498

Date: 1946

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.01 mins

Description: Family film of the Aberdeen Student Gala day in 1946. Footage of someone's garden and black and white shots of a family holiday of Ligertwoods on a farm in Dunecht.

Taggart family owned a granite yard up until 1956 when they sold up, bought a farm at Marywell on Deeside and moved from the city to the rural life. Both mother, Nannie, and daughter Nan, chronicled the early years of their new lives on the farm on film. Nan Taggart and cousin Glen Ross interviewed about the films on THE WAY IT WAS, Grampian TV, transmitted October / November 1994.

Shotlist: [Please note actual running speed is 18fps. Shotlisted at 24fps]

[col] shot of gun being fired on Collieston pier, shots of small tanks manoeuvring on the pier (0.24) [ sign for Students' Gala Week April - 1946 shots of girl dressed up carrying a basket of flowers in her garden (0.32) shots of students dressed up on the streets collecting money from passers by, shots of gala float with people in fancy dress on the back (0.55) shots of girl with mask on in garden (1.07) shot of lorry disguised as a dragon, shots of people in fancy dress approaching the public with charity tins for money for Aberdeen Hospitals, shot of a man dressed as a golly (1.26) shot of boating pond in a park with model yachts sailing, shots of children putting money into charity collection tin (1.49) shots of garden with c/u of roses, carnations and chrysanthemums, shot of sign: "Flowers in our Garden" (2.30) brief shots of two women and a young boy playing leap frog (2.41) gv's of countryside and c/u of flowers at the roadside (2.58) tracking shot of forest from car (3.14) [b&w]shots of young children on a farm, shots of pigs coming out of pigsty and c/u of turkeys, ducks and geese (3.43) shots of two women and three young children carrying buckets of corn to feed the chickens, shot of chickens being fed, shot of mongrel dog eating feed too (3.59) shots of women collecting hens eggs and shot of woman putting dead chicken into a sack (4.13) shot of man atop a haystack loading hay onto a horse pulled cart, shot of children in field potato picking (4.25) shot of man atop cart full of hay riding off into distance (4.32)

[Total running time is 6.01 mins at 18fps]