ARNAGE GATHERING AUGUST 1946

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: ARNAGE GATHERING AUGUST 1946

Reference number: 3500

Date: 1946

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.37 mins

Description: Film of the Arnage Highland Games in 1946. Shots of highland dance, various sports and races, and entertainment put on for the crowd.

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: [col] shots of crowds of people in a field, shots of young children in highland dress highland dancing, shots of man being pushed in wheelbarrow putting a stick through a target (0.30) shots of men doing the pole vault (0.35) shots of man riding motorcycle round a sphere, shots of more pole vaulting, shots of tug o' war competition with large crowd looking on (1.22) shots of a bicycle race on the field with tug o' war being fought in the middle, shots of man doing triple jump (1.40) shots of men in cowboy outfits performing lasoo tricks astride horses, shots of them lassooing the horse (2.13) shot of men leading Clydesdale horses onto field to be judged, shots of fairground swings and swing carousel, brief shot of boy on the death slide (2.37)