IN COLLIESTON WITH THE FAMILY 1955-1960

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Tourism and travel
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: IN COLLIESTON WITH THE FAMILY 1955-1960

Reference number: 3528

Date: 1955 / 1960

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30.03 mins

Description: Family film containing footage of trips taken, shots of new born children of the family and shots of the familys' caravan site at Marywell. More holiday footage of Collieston.

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 woman lying down in bathing costume with arm in plaster, shots of women holding baby(1.01) shots of men and woman talking and laughing, shots of man and woman sitting on older man's knee, more shots of baby lying down on mat (1.51) shots of family outside house, shots of Collieston beach, shots of women in bathing costumes playing with lilo; family shots outside house at Collieston (3.00) shots of family, shots of male members of family and shots of female family members outside house (3.19) shots of sale sign, shots of Roup day being organised, shots inside house of furniture and bedding, shots outside house of tables, chairs, cooker, fridge and various other pieces of furniture, shots of crowd of people attending auction/Roup day, (7.21) shot of pipe band marching up street (7.55) shot of woman swimming in sea, shot of woman climbing sea wall ladder and going up stairs to house, shot of women at front of house (8.48) shot of older woman picking flowers from front of house, shot of man hanging out of window and woman giving him flower (9.05) shots of baby (9.24) shots of woman reading paper on setee, shots of man and woman sitting on settee overlooking the sea, shots of Collieston pier (9.57) gv's of Collieston pier and beach,shots of the sea (10.53) shots of people having picnic, shots of men playing ball game on grass, shots of women sitting in deck chairs; shots of children flat racing on the grass, shots of men playing cricket, shots of man filming picnic, shots of women and men competing in tug of war game (13.09) June 26th, 1956. Portlethern W.R.I. Outing to Cuminestown.shots of buses driving along road, shots of women getting off buses, shot of wrapping for Howe O' The Mearns Oatcakes (13.55) shots inside an oatcake factory, shots of oatcakes being made, shot of plate with oatcake and crumbs on it reading The End (14.40) shots of chickens in field, shot of horse in same field, shots of older man and woman walking out of house (16.11) shot of older woman and young man with leg in plaster sitting in living room, shot of young man on crutches walking out to sit on bench in garden (16.37) shots of men eating in back porch after threshing (17.17) Baby Ann (2 months old) 6th October 1957.shots of baby and brother looking at baby; shot of mother holding baby (18.29) shots of pigs in field, shots of house, shots of Marywell caravan site; shots of caravans and tents on site (19.45) shots of baby girl walking toward camera, shots of young brother and sister following each other (20.18) shots of women hanging out washing, shots of woman washing windows of house (21.01) shot of Christmas tree in house decorated with tinsel and "4 years old" birthday cards; shots of Christmas cake (21.29) shots of calves being put out to grass; c/us black calf; shot of sheepdog puppy (22.45) shot of woman sunbathing in deck chair outside caravan, shot of man and woman getting into car (23.19) shot of boy bare chested mowing garden (24.00) shots of caravan site, panning shot of cars, Morris Minors and an Austin, leaving the site (25.03) shots of woman and man in garden looking at flowers, shot of Royal Mail van and post man, shot of people leaving in car (25.38) shot of woman in small shop selling sweets to girl, shot of boy on crutches with friends (26.27) shots of men playing darts in caravan site (26.37) exts of baby in pram (27.00) ints of two small children eating off tray (27.15) shots of baby petting lambs through fence, shots of baby on mat, shots of mother holding baby; shots of children playing in garden with dog, shots of children on swing, shots of baby on mat (29.17) shots of babies in swimming costumes playing on beach at Collieston (30.03)