LOCAL EVENTS IN WEST CALDER

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Places:

  • Midlothian

Subjects:

  • Religion
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: LOCAL EVENTS IN WEST CALDER

Reference number: 4484

Date: 1937* / 1946*

Director: filmed by Bill Thomson

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.05min

Description: Mixture of events in West Calder. School sport day, parade, the road race between West Calder and Edinburgh, and an Orange March. Extreme examples of weather are also shown with a lightening damaged tree, and gravity defying icicle.

Shotlist: Group of men and women in Sunday best. (0.09) School sports day - high jump. (0.17) Long jump. (0.21) shot of two men. (0.30) Sack race, and gv's in between events. (1.19) Tug of war. (1.48) Prize giving. (2.01) Parade. Gv's of the different floats, such as ambulance, bakers, farmers; visuals of individuals in costume on the street - boy dressed as a soldier "1st prize"; Santa; man and boy as Zulu warriors "Second prize". (3.47) Boys at the school sports jumping off a spring board, over a horse and a box. (3.58) Children playing on a giant slide. (4.00) Gv's of boys performing somersaults, back flips, and jumping over the horse and box in various routines. (4.57) Boys standing in rows waving clubs. (5.54) Gv of the playground, slide, round-about, swings. (6.00) Procession of Royal cars. (6.07) Gv's of four women messing about in front of the camera. (6.28) Gv's of a boy and girl sitting on the front wall of the Shell filling station, woman walking by and bowing to the camera. (6.34) C/u on a poster Special Attraction at West Calder Amateur Athletic Meeting Saturday 26th July ROAD RACE FROM EDINBURGH TO WEST CALDER. (6.44) Gv's of the competitors running down a street. (7.29) Gv's of the crowds and rides at a fun fair. (8.03) Gv's of an Orange March, including Craigneuk Flute Band and a a girl's pipe band (11.57) Gv's of a youth organisation parade, with Brownies and Sea Cadets, hospital staff. (12.21) Gv's of the crowds in the street. (12.49) Woman filling up a car with petrol. (13.01) Gv of pedestrians around the filling station messing about in front of the camera. (13.29) C/u on two tortoise. (13.56) [colour] Gv's of a tree which was hit by lightning. (14.32) [B/W] Bridge with a giant icicle hanging from it. (14.41) Gv's of a steamer terminal under the Forth Rail Bridge. (15.05)