ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL, the

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Royalty
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL, the

Reference number: 6667

Date: 1967*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 36.09 mins

Description: Chronological documentary over two years of the construction of the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, from a greenfield site.

Credits: comm. David Kidd
p. Norman T. Spiers

Shotlist: Title. OCT 1967 (0.15) Ext. field, pan to St. Leonards, Pollock Halls of residence, Arthur's Seat in b/ground (1.20) NOV 1967 (1.25) large Caterpillar at work in mist (2.08) DEC 1967 gvs trucks on muddy site, huts in b/ground. Earth removal (3.23) JAN 1968 JCB earth removal, start of concreting (4.20) cement truck (4.28) FEB 1968 workmen fixing wire supports (5.19) flattening of concrete (6.08) MAR 1968 gvs construction site (7.04) APR 1968 crane lifting girders (7.22) JUNE 1968 men on scaffolding, gvs construction, concrete laying (8.55) JULY 1968 crane lifting frame for roof construction, men screwing them together (10.45) AUG 1968 gvs roof frame construction, crane lifting girders. Workmen (12.20) SEPT 1968 gvs construction nearing completion. Pool taking shape (15.03) OCT 1968 lifting of large red drums from back of lorry, crane lifting girders (17.27) workmen at huts (17.34) NOV 1968 group of people being shown around concrete interior (18.30) workmen fitting glass (18.45) JAN 69 snow on construction site around pool interior, tiles fitted (19.34) MAY69 ext construction of steps (20.10) JULY 69 large circular diving board supports on back of lorry. Being lowered from lorry backs and placed on their ends. Joined together (23.57) SEPT 69 int. pool completed and some water in it (24.17) corner high diving boards of cylinder construction Gvs int. (25.10) OCT 69 ext. pan, public pass camera, low flat building with one high chimney/pipe (26.06) int. pool, gvs workmen. Reflection in pool of view outside (27.03) schoolchildren swimming and jumping in pool (27.56) man on diving board, somersault into pool, children watching (29.11) children prepare for backstroke race. Gvs other races, people watching. More diving (31.38) Princess Anne presenting prizes to swimmers, including children (33.36) bouquet being brought across water by child and presented to Princess (34.15) int. pool in dark (34.20) woman and two girls paying at entrance for admission. Int. busy family pool, parents with children (35.26) int. quiet cafe, orange seats and ashtray at every table (36.02) THE END (36.09)