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Reference number: 9378

Date: 1939

Director: filmed by Dr M Carfrae Douglas

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.01 mins

Description: Happy family scenes as the Douglas family take a relaxing beach holiday in Cullen in 1939.

It is interesting to note that this footage would have been shot merely a few months prior to the breakout of World War Two.

See also ref. 9379

Shotlist: title (0.03) exts house, family pack car with bags, brief shot little boy at steering wheel pretending to drive. Nanny waves them off (0.24) Ready Daddy? tracking shot countryside from moving car, c/u road sign “A95 Banff, B9018 Cullen” (0.45) scenics of [Cullen?] village and surrounding countryside as they pass through including cows, chickens (1.42) c/u road sign “A98 Cullen, Portsoy”. gvs village, street scenes, and shots looking out to sea (2.07) ints car, boy playing with dashboard controls (2.13) The Day’s Hard Work Begins! brief shot of young boy holding crate full of glass milk bottles, he hands one to toddler (2.24) large group of people at golf tournament, held 26 - 28 July 1939. Various shots men practising golf swing and putting technique (3.44) Yes! it really did drop! Vouched for by ------, [five signatures, referring to a golf-putt that went into the hole?] gvs men relaxing in club house, enjoying a drink (white russian cocktail?) (4.11) shot of LNER steam train, nanny arrives aqt house with baby in a pram (4.38) shot of little boy eating a fresh orange slice in the garden. Nanny carries baby out in her arms and they sit with mum (4.56) gvs sunny garden scenes, children playing on mat, baby is reined in to pram, big brother and sister play ping pong with baby, baby is taken for a walk by Nanny (5.42) Dad and young boy play with a pop-out book of “Walt Disney Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarves” (6.01) Seaside Frolics, Cullen & Sandend gvs beach, building sandcastles with flags on top, paddling in sea, family photo is taken (6.42) children sit on an ice cream bicycle (6.47) further family beach scenes, little boy gets his toes tickled, paddling and jumping in sea, ferocious dam building (7.56) playing in rock pool, children driven a 'sandcastle car', paddling, gvs proud family playing with children (8.44) Dad plays with wind up model aeroplane out the box and flies it with little boy (9.02) family pose for camera, eat fruit, dig in the sand (10.12) gvs Cullen (?) harbour by day and by night at sunset (11.01) family scene, outdoor mealtime under an arbour (11.32) boys digging in sandpit (11.49) and that’s that; NCD [MCD logo] (12.01)