BURGH OF MOTHERWELL AND WISHAW 1955 WISHAW'S CENTENARY YEAR

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Title: BURGH OF MOTHERWELL AND WISHAW 1955 WISHAW'S CENTENARY YEAR

Reference number: 7378

Date: 1955

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 17.15 mins

Description: Amateur film of an outing by the old folks of the Burgh of Wishaw on the steamer Queen Mary II to Tighnabruaich and the Kyles of Bute - also includes street scenes of Wishaw and Motherwell.

Paper archive records relating to the Dalziel Camcorder Club also held at the Scottish Screen Archive.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from VHS - manual control track]

title - WISHAW - gvs of Main Street in Wishaw, cars and Central SMT buses passing, shops include James Anderson Butchers, Naples cafe, Kenilworth pub - shots of frontage of Burgh Chambers (1.10) ANNUAL OUTING OF OLD FOLKS of BURGH JUNE 20th 1955, by T.S. QUEEN MARY II. - shots of steamer Queen Mary II at quayside at Tradeston, Glasgow, group of older men and women climbing up gangway on board - OFF "DOON THE WATTER" - shot from steamer leaving quay - BUSY CLYDESIDE SHIPYARD - gvs passing Fairfield's shipyard, ts 'Empress of Britain' under construction - U.S.A. NAVY VISITORS "EAGLE" & "CAMPBELL" - shots of US Coastguard training sailing ship 'Eagle' passing accompanied by a tug, and US Coastguard cutter 'Campbell' - shot of aircraft carrier - gvs of passengers on deck of Queen Mary - shot of passing ferry, possibly 'Cowal' or 'Bute' - gvs of passengers on deck, man speaking through loudhailer - more gvs of passengers on deck, chatting and walking around (8.00) AT TIGH-NA-BRUAICH - shot of steamer sailing away from pier - gvs approaching pier at Tighnabruaich, passengers disembarking - gvs of passengers walking around at pier, two steamers at pier, coach and car - more gvs of passengers and steamer, passengers on pier and returning to steamer - shots of steamer 'Duchess of Montrose' sailing away from pier - shots from on board Queen Mary - slow shot of group of passengers returning to steamer, then c/u shots of group - more groups of passengers returning - shot from departing steamer (13.16) MOTHERWELL - gvs of Motherwell Town Hall and tower - shots of main street and junction, railway line and church in distance, pan along buildings - pan across industrial area, including Hurst, Nelson & Co. Ltd. works - high panning shots across rooftops of residential area and Taggart & Wilson's - gvs of Austin car sitting at park entrance? and cottages (17.15)