BORDER SHOTS AND SPOTS

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Places:

  • Berwickshire

Subjects:

  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Religion
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: BORDER SHOTS AND SPOTS

Reference number: 8259

Date: 1995

Director: [filmed by Rev. John Jackson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 17.20 mins

Description: An amateur film compilation around the Borders. Includes footage of a visit to Duns by The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Rt. Rev Dr. James A. Simpson, a 25th anniversary celebration service at URC St. Paul's Spittal church, Berwick, Swinton Gala and the Crowning of the Queen of the Merse in 1995. Finishes with brief footage of a vintage car and tractor rally at Chillingham.

Handwritten notes on original can:- "1995. graphics / title / snow on Cheviots / Duns. Visit of Moderator of General Assembly April 1995. Helicopter / Harpertown Farm / Presbytery Mtg / Hirsel Golf. 250th Celebration of St. Pauls' Spittal. Spittal views coast architecture. Community Gala Queen. Children at Gala. Swinton Village Gala 17/6/95. 73 year old vintage Bentley. Sir John Swinton opens Gala. Crowning of Queen of the Merse. Ilderton Station on Wooler-Alnwick Railway restored to original architecture open as restaurant with restored parcel coach as camper carriage and parcels van on section of track. Chillingham vintage car and tractor rally 2/7/95."

Card taped to inside of original can reads:- "Days of shooting 1/4/95, 2/4/95, 3/4/95, 4/4/95, 5/4/95, 7/4/95, 19/4/95, 7/5/95, 25/5/95, 11/6/95, 17/6/95, 18/6/95, 21/6/95, 2/7/95. 14 days shooting. 5 days editing. 1 day post production revised edit."

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS, manual control track]

title [repeated three times] (0.19) gvs Cheviot Hills capped with snow (0.37) gvs Duns Square [some shots oof] (0.47) The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Rt. Rev Dr. James A. Simpson visits the presbytery of Duns April 1995. ints church service hymns (1.03) exts church Moderator coming out accompanied by a few people (1.18) fields, an helicopter lands and the Moderator is shown how it works, sits in cockpit and lift off (2.14) exts Harpertoun Farm where the Moderator is taken on a tour around (2.57) ints church. presentation of documents / awards? to different people. Moderator speech / sermon? hymns are sung (5.08) people exiting church (5.15) gvs Hirsel Golf club, Coldstream, ints of the clubhouse bar where Moderator and a few others have cup of tea and a chat, followed by gvs game of golf, teeing off, views of course (5.45) brief street scene (5.51) Sunday 7th May at 11am. 250th Anniversary Celebration service. Preacher: Rev. David Jenkins Moderator URC Northern Province. Coffee will be served in the hall at the close of the service. All welcome (5.58) exts URC St. Paul's Spittal church [Main Street, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1QY] views of people going to church, exts (6.25) ints church service (7.07) people exit church after service (7.10) gvs Spittal coastal views and beach scenes, harbour wall (7.48)exts house, concentrating on c/u architectural features such as ornate stonework, exts various houses Berwick (8.35) marching pipes and drums, floats [passing sign for 'Spittal Promenade' en route] gvs crowds gathering, including children dressed up a few girls who look to be ladies in waiting for the Gala Queen? (9.02) view of fields and housing beyond (9.10) further gvs small pipe band marching along street (9.13) At Swinton Gala 1995 73 Years Old Vintage Bentley 1922 / 1995 (9.18) shot of said car with very happy looking man driving and children in car [presumably the gala queen?] (9.41) gvs speeches and crowning ceremony for Queen of the Merse at Swinton Village (10.00) vintage Bentley drives slowly around village square, passengers are the Queen o' the Merse. Drives out of village following the pipes and drums (10.30) shot of car, now empty (10.39) exts railway station, lovingly restored to original architecture [Ilderton Station on Wooler-Alnwick Railway restored to original architecture open as restaurant with restored parcel coach as camper carriage and parcels van on section of track] shots of original carriages (12.30) gvs vintage car and tractor rally [Chillingham] (16.25) The End (16.33)