EIGHTH CLUB - TRIP ON THE 'TORLUNDY' R.N.Y.C.

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Title: EIGHTH CLUB - TRIP ON THE 'TORLUNDY' R.N.Y.C.

Reference number: 6369

Date: 1954*/ 1955*

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.19 mins

Description: Cruise on the 'Torlundy' R.N.Y.C around Oban area. General views of the Eighth Club members on board. Approach and landing at Oban's North pier terminal the men boarding buses. Cars driving along the side of a loch and arrival at hotel. ['The Eighth Club' is a Rifle and Social Club, its full title being the Eighth Battalion, City of Edinburgh Home Guard.]

Credits: The Shipmates' were: Mr J Seager, CBE, JP, FJI Vice President. Major W H Nisbet Vice President. W Sayers Esq Vice Captain, J J Middleton Esq Hon. Secretary. Sir Garnet Wilson LLD. Chief Constable W Merrilees. Lothians and Peebles Constabulary. A H Alexand

Shotlist: [shotlisted from timecoded VHS, manual control track]

(0.00) brief shot as men sit on deck, admiring birds and general scenery around them; a group of men lower the lifeboat (0.35) men enjoy cream cakes (0.53) gvs Eighth Club members sitting enjoying picnic, shot of Commander J. Hobbs of Inverlochy Castle on bridge (1.17) sequence of shots showing men asleep, including the Captain having a snooze (1.31) gvs scenic views taken from ship, gvs deck shots of men sitting relaxing (2.08) an elderly gentleman snoozes, another man plays a trick by balancing a tin of 'Coleman's Mustard' on his head (2.23) further scenics, the water is very calm and glassy (2.41) Captain and some other men take rifke shot at ? gvs on board, passing castle (3.35) Cmmdr. Hobbs and other man make speech on bridge, using hand held mic (4.30) crowd below, applaud. More speeches the men link hands and sing on deck (6.11) speedboat. gvs approach to Oban some men chat and smoke a pleasure steamer passes by (one cream / brown funnel) long shot as it turns (8.56) Insul - Fish lady passes group of ladies and men await the arrival of shop (looks like she is in wartime uniform c 1940s) (9.12) the men put out wooden plank and disembark 'RNYC Torlundy', the captain and lady on bridge as she is moored (11.01) one funnelled ship again (11.18) men stand and smoke (11.38) exts Macbraynes Terminal 'Travel to Inverness via Fort William and the Great (Glen?)' buses depart in front of same Halley Coaches (12.08) scenics and tracking shots from moving vehicle (12.39) exts hotel (possibly the 'Grand Hotel'), buses and cars arrive (13.50) ecs (15.19)