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Reference number: 3501

Date: 1946

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.25 mins

Description: Film of family and friends inside a house in Aberdeenshire. Shots of snow from the Spring of 1947.

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: No credits. Ints of family members sitting down and having tea, shot of a woman in a hat (1.00 more ints of family at dinner, shots of young boys with toy guns and women and men drinking and smoking, shot of rock cakes being offered around the table (1.53) shot of Christmas tree (?) and group of young boys and girls some with party hats on and balloons, shot of young boy on mans knee squeezing old car horn (2.20)shots of family and friends taking tea and cakes in the living room of someone's house (3.27)shot of men playing cards at a card table (3.39) shot of woman knitting and shots of man and young boy building toy boat from building blocks (4.31) shots of birds in a snow covered back garden (4.46) shot of boy shovelling snow, shot of woman walking up snow covered street, gv's of snow covered rooftops and town (5.08) shot of "Ledingham's" bread cart pulled by horse, waiting in snowy street, shot of man delivering bread and rolls to front door of house (5.16) shots of men stripping old wallpaper from walls and decorating (6.01) brief shot of woman doing washing up by a sink (6.08) shots of young men in school uniforms going off to school(6.19)shot of young boy playing beside a make shift igloo in back garden (6.39) shot of young woman and boy sitting on park bench, shot of wintry scenes of the New Bridge of Dee, river and hills beyond (7.25)