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Title: JULY HOLIDAY 1955

Reference number: 3508

Date: 1955

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.24 mins

Description: Holiday film from 1955 from Collieston. Contains various scenes from the beach.

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] shot of young boy climbing down ladder on harbour wall to the beach, shot of people on the beach (0.15) shot of men playing with a rubber ring passing it over a net to each other, shots of children playing in the sand, shots of young boys pushing canoe type boat into the sea (1.02) [B&W] shots of young woman and four young children eating a picnic on a hill overlooking the sea (1.27) shots of the same women and children sitting on a bench on a path that leads to the beach, shots of children and women rolling down sand dunes, shots of children and women jumping over pile of sand on the beach (2.32) shot of the sea wall being battered by waves (2.34) shots of three young women sitting down, shot of small crabs in a tin bucket of water, shots of children collecting crabs by the sea rocks (2.59) c/u of someone's palm holding a small crab (3.17) shots of young women and men walking on the hills beside the sea, very windy weather, shot of man winding on camera to take picture (3.57) shots of removal men loading up removal van, shots of them moving the furniture into the new house (4.52) night time shots of Union Street (?) in Aberdeen (5.18) [COL] shots of young women holding hands in a school yard, posing to the camera, shots of them entering the building (7.02) family shot walking on a hillside overlooking the beach below, shot of woman barefoot stepping onto stones, shots of family paddling barefoot in the sea, shot of family on a rock waving to camera (8.24)