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Reference number: 3524

Date: 1953 / 1954

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.33 mins

Description: Family film of various celebrations and events.

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 people playing Monopoly, shots of people dancing in living room (0.46) shot of girl and man (1.12) shots of family standing outside house, shots of brother and sister together, shot of two boys together making faces at camera (1.59) [B&W] shots of back garden of house, shots of flowers (2.32) shot of person emerging from house with backpack on, shot of backpack with destination Los Angeles, shot of boy with backpack being walked to car with other family members (2.54) [COL] shot of back garden with boy dressed as Native American, shots of boy chasing members of family round garden (3.38) shots of Students Gala Day in Aberdeen, shots of students in fancy dress (3.52) shots of girls in graduation gowns holding scrolls, various c/u shots of girls with scrolls outside School of Domestic Science (4.50) shot of woman and man outside graduation ceremony, shots of girls taking tea, shots of guest of girls emerging from the school (5.27) [B&W] shots of people in group waiting for buses, shots of two buses leaving street (6.04) shot of house garage, shot of man on ladder fixing gutter of garage (6.14) shot of older man in chair opening present from younger boy playing with yoyo, shot of older man measuring boy with present of measuring tape, shots of boys in school uniform playing game with balloons in between legs and balancing books on their heads, shots of boys play fighting in living room (7.25) shot of boy dressed as Robin Hood blowing horn (7.35) shots of members of family talking and laughing (8.14) [COL] shots of children on beach playing with ball, shots of adults joining in (8.29) shots of sea and landscape, shots of people and children in rowing boat (8.49) shot of women sitting outside caravan looking over sea, shots of other people sitting beside caravan (9.08) shot of back garden of house, shot of river with two women on bridge across river, shot of family in getting into cars, looking at map (9.37) shot of people looking at map in field (9.55) shot of front gardens of houses, shots of women coming out of house, shots of women and woman and man posing for camera with landscapes behind them (10.22) shot of man emptying sack of sand to make cement, shot of man laying bricks (10.33)