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  • Aberdeenshire


  • Leisure and recreation


  • Amateur
  • Women film makers


  • Taggart, Nan


  • 1940s

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Reference number: 3504

Date: 1949

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.18 mins

Description: Family film of Collieston and holidays taken there.

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: [B&W] shots of family on the beach, shot of girl in swimming costume and hat, shot of old lady sitting on bench with young girl, shot of young girl in summer hat (0.18) [COL] shot of family playing on beach at Collieston, shot of houses surrounding the beach and overlooking the sea (0.29) shots of family members descending stairs outside one of the houses (0.35) [B&W] shots of waves hitting the harbour wall, shots of people playing on the beach (0.43) shots of man with two young children on the beach, shots of children with the beach in the background; shots of children inside canoe on the ground (1.09) family shots in front of car (1.32) shot of young boy holding ice cream cone to camera, shots of people diving into sea and swimming, shot of boy and girl walking away from the sea (2.01) [COL] shots of outdoor swimming pool with people diving from diving board, sliding down chute into the water and floating on wooden raft, shots of paddling pool for younger children (2.36) family shots inside a house (3.44) [B&W] shots of a hillside with lots of cars parked on it, shot of large crowd gathered outside a small house on the hill (4.39) brief shot of a river and a street with many cars parked at the roadside (4.45) [COL] shot of young boy in kilt eating ice cream off a plate, shot of young boys wrestling in a back garden (5.18)