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Reference number: 3520

Date: 1961

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.41 mins

Description: The construction of a Broiler House from start to finish. We see the building being constructed, and the progress of the chickens from chick to fully grown animals.

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: title shot of woman pinning sign to shed saying "Danger fumigation in progress" (0.25) New Venture 1961 shots of someone flicking through Broiler brochures (0.54) shots of building work in progress in field beside farm, shots of tractor trailer being unloaded and loaded (1.52) The Broiler House arrives from 'Neeta Products' on 18th April 1961. shots of men unloading lorry full of building materials, shots of building site with Esso garage in background (2.47) shots of men laying materials around the site(3.26) shots of men arranging building materials, shots of the foundations of building (3.57) shots of men eating lunch and drinking tea at bench (4.04) shots of men laying foundation stones, shots of wood laid across foundation ground (4.18) ext shot of partially complete broiler house, int shot of men erecting joists (4.34) shots of men hammering joists into place, shots of men laying corrugated roof(5.08) shots of men on roof hammering nails in and walking over roof (6.00) shots of insulation on roof (6.15) shots of men laying cement, shots of nails and working material (6.33) shots of corrugated walls inside broiler house, shots of roof being constructed and men working on roof (7.06) shots of woman bringing out tea to men (7.22) shot of gas lorry leaving, shot of gas canister outside broiler house(7.53) int shot of broiler house, shots of man building feeding equipment for broiler house (8.49) shots of men inside broiler house, erecting equipment for broiler house, shot of man checking vents (?)outside broiler house (9.57) shots of sacks of sawdust being loaded onto tractor trailer, shots of sacks being unloaded onto pulley machine inside broiler house, shots of sacks being unloaded from pulley, shots of man adjusting temperature gauge inside broiler house, shot of man preparing chicken coop (11.48) shot of 'Sterling' lorry containing live chicks, shots of men carrying boxes of live chicks into broiler house, shot of chicks being placed into incubator, shot of man filling up drinking tray for chicks (13.24) shots of chicks eating, shots of men laying more sawdust, shot of man holding chick in hand (13.52) shots of men preparing pen for chicks, shots of chicks running about in pen (14.33) shot of chicks grown into chickens, shot of man adjusting feeding tray for chickens (15.10) shot of broiler house record chart (15.16) shot of man picking up three chickens by the legs (15.39) shot of men examining chicken (15.54) shots of chickens being tied together in bunches and weighed and pushed into small cages on the back of lorry (17.19) shot of man shovelling dirty sawdust onto back of lorry, shot of lorry reversing out of broiler house (17.52) shot of man spraying clean broiler house, shot of men cleaning broiler house walls (19.15) shot of man cleaning out incubator (20.45) shot of man fumigating broiler house, shot of man pinning sign to broiler house saying 'Danger fumigation in progress' (21.38) The End (21.41)