PERTH EXCAVATION UNUSED FOOTAGE

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Places:

  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Architecture and buildings
  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: PERTH EXCAVATION UNUSED FOOTAGE

Reference number: 6852

Date: 1977c

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.44 mins

Description: Original camera rushes from the archaeological excavation of Perth High Street, the first urban excavation in Scotland. On site footage records the actual excavation work as it was carried out. [see also ref. 6851].

[Please note the viewing copy may display some visible defects such as flicker.]

Shotlist: [shotlisted with aid of detailed notes compiled by dig personnel]

Reel 1
[April / May 1977?] Colin McRobbie (in blue jersey) and Dick Potts working on barrel well in baulk between Areas 3 and 4 - during the excavation of Perth High Street (0.26) panorama of 1976 trench form W to E, with Alan Shedlock or Linda Blanchard to right and Dick Potts in centre, with newly opened 1977 trench (0.38) Jonathon Wordsworth, Jimmy Longmuir fooling around on site (0.48) view of site offices at start of 1977 excavation (Linda Blanchard / Alan Shedlock and Dick Potts at top of barrel well) (0.53) Katy and ? at start of 1977 excavation, pan west to east of cleaning new trench at start of 1977 excavation (1.21) 49ft

Reel 2
pan west to east of cleaning new trench at start of 1977 excavation, demolition of building to west of site with gvs work on site (0.51) Jonathon Wordsworth, David Dalton re-excavating Sondage 2003 from 1976 excavation, gvs work in Area 7 (1.10) viewing windows for the general public in Perth High Street hoarding (with scaffolding of demolition of adjoining building to West (1.23) 49ft