DANCING ON THE TERRACE, LUNCH IN DINING ROOM, PERCUSSION BAND, SWIMMING FROM THE JETTY, HALLOW’EEN, SPORTS DAY, 1956

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • NEELY, Anne

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: DANCING ON THE TERRACE, LUNCH IN DINING ROOM, PERCUSSION BAND, SWIMMING FROM THE JETTY, HALLOW’EEN, SPORTS DAY, 1956

Reference number: 9427

Date: 1956

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.57 mins

Description: Amateur footage of daily activities at Castle Toward during 1956, including music, country dancing, sports day and a Halloween party.

Shotlist: [no title] - pairs of boys and girls come out of Castle Toward building on to paved terrace and perform Scottish country dance - gvs of set, c/u shots of feet in pas-de-basque, shadows dancing (1.10) gvs member of staff preparing lunch in kitchens, salad and cold meat - children come in to dining room, say grace, licking their lips waiting for food - gvs children, head teacher and staff eating, plates stacked and collected, orange juice poured, staff pouring sauce on ice cream, children eating ice cream and wafers (3.17) children come out of castle in lines, playing various percussion instruments, march across lawn and play - c/u shots children playing triangles, bells, castanets, cymbals, drums etc - teacher conducting percussion band (4.27) children come out in pairs from castle, perform 'Gay Gordons' country dance on lawn, accompanied by percussion band - c/u shots band and dancers, teachers (5.26) shots of man on rowing boat at pier - boys and girls diving from jetty and swimming, jumping from rowing boat, drying off on jetty (7.03) shots of children's Halloween celebration - dooking for apples by fork from large metal basin - children eating apples, some wearing Halloween masks - shots of model witch on broomstick - children playing 'treacle scones' (8.33) gvs Firth of Clyde from castle - women out walking with dog, gv field - children playing in grounds - gvs grounds, trees, primroses, firth in distance, dog watches lambs and sheep in field below - dog jumps around in field with herd of goats, goats look bemused - shots of children and teacher feeding goats - young girl holds kid, watched by goats, kid returns to mother - gvs of firth, woods - c/u shots primroses, derelict buildings (11.57) teacher and children set off along road - gvs ruins of Toward Castle, children running down bank, picking daffodils, posing for camera - girls present daffodils to head teacher - l/s Castle Toward - gvs dogs playing in grounds (14.37) gvs sports day at Castle Toward - girls and boys running races, three-legged races - girls playing with dog - teachers watching - egg and spoon races, wheelbarrow races - group of children listening to teacher - teachers come out to 'train' in fancy dress, then play football game with children - boys carry seating back in to castle - football teams pose for photos - brief shots of dancing on the sports field (18.57)