BILLY SMART'S CIRCUS PERTH, SIM'S GARDEN, LOSSIE BEACH AND FLOAT PARADE

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Places:

  • Morayshire
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BILLY SMART'S CIRCUS PERTH, SIM'S GARDEN, LOSSIE BEACH AND FLOAT PARADE

Reference number: 8734

Date: 1954

Director: unknown

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.52 mins

Description: A compilation of amateur footage of a circus setting up at Perth, a family on the beach and in their garden, and a parade and agricultural show.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: (0.00) [blank] (0.05) shots of older men and woman standing next to Morris Minor on country road, looking at scenery - c/u poster for Billy Smart's Circus at South Inch at Perth - shots of circus procession along Perth street, elephants, camels, watched by members of public - gvs of big top being prepared on South Inch, people milling around - shots of caravans, canvas being hoisted, big top erected - shots of circus animals in cages - more gvs of work on big top (2.08) shots of cat and kitten playing on carpet (2.43) shots of man and woman walking around garden, c/u shots of flowers, pigeon feeding (3.40) l/shot people on beach, some in water - gv lighthouse - shots of men and children playing in water with ball, women paddling - shots of group of people having picnic on beach - gvs men playing football on beach, cars and caravans (5.52) gvs in garden, man and woman beside rose bushes, relaxing in deck chairs - group relaxing in garden, men lighting cigarettes - c/u shots of group - [black] (7.14) gvs of parade through town, floats passing along street, including boat 'Rosalind - Sailing Up the Clyde', 'The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre' thatched cottage, 'McGinty's Meal and Ale', 'Doctor MacGregor', 'The Deil's Awa with the Exciseman', 'Tam o' Shanter's Inn', 'A Man's a Man for a' That', 'Corn Rigs are Bonnie O' (8.55) gvs crowds watching horse racing around field, possibly Turriff Show? - shots of a Royal Navy Westland Dragonfly helicopter coming in to land in field and dropping packages, winching man into cabin (10.34) gv Farming News stall, brief shot of model of engine (10.43) [blank] (10.52)