EATING THE MILES & DRINKING THE PETROL

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Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Travelogue

People/organisations:

  • NEELY, Anne

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: EATING THE MILES & DRINKING THE PETROL

Reference number: 9442

Date: 1963

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 31.03 mins

Description: Amateur holiday footage of two women travelling around Scotland, camping in fields and visiting friends.

Shotlist: title - gvs house with black Austin A40 outside door - woman gets into car and reverses on driveway - gvs car engine, woman checks oil level - scenes at W.H. Mickleburgh garage, attendant fixes enamel badge to grille of white Austin A40 - gvs suburban street, woman gets into white Austin for journey (1.57) gvs women and young girl on sunny day at zoo, eating ice lollies - gvs animals including penguins, peacock, camel rides, monkeys, deer, flamingoes, goats, ponies, goat standing on top of cow to get fed, woman handling snake - women and girl have picnic on grass (5.38) women get into white Austin and drive away from house - gvs women working in garden of house, cutting grass, weeding etc - women sitting in garden chatting to salesman with van full of bales of material - woman selects some to buy and salesman drives away down drive - women drive away in black Austin (8.47) gvs loch-side, submarine setting sail, naval vessel in distance - gvs naval personnel at pier - gvs woman sitting at road at loch-side reading map and newspaper, landscape - gvs Inveraray in distance and Loch Fyne, seagulls - gvs landscape, glen and mountains, turntable ferries at Ballachulish, cars queue up for ferry, cars drive on and off (11.02) sign 'County of Inverness' - gvs cars queuing at pier for turntable ferry, woman walking along path past moored puffer - gvs rural landscape, car approaches cottage and blackhouses - shots of women setting up tent in field - gvs cattle in field and horse at roadside - woman relaxes at sandy beach, sheep walking across sand - gvs coastline, beach and lighthouse - women paddling in bay - gvs shore and loch, village (14.13) gvs village shop, supplies being unloaded from MacBraynes bus, woman comes out and gets into black Austin - Royal Mail van outside shop - shots of small launch approaching pier, passengers are helped off - gvs farm and coastline, crofter and girls leading cattle along track - woman outside tent at roadside - gvs blackhouse at coast with thatched roof, man and woman outside with dog - woman brushing teeth in field outside tent (16.24) gvs yacht passing along loch, woman walking along rocky shore - brief shots at Acharacle pier, tracking shots from boat which picks up passenger from rowing boat, arriving at Glenfinnan - gvs Glenfinnan monument and pier - tracking shots from boat along loch - cattle on shore, flooded fields - woman hangs plastic sheeting on tree to dry - gvs of blackhouse, coastline, crofter passes carrying implements - women hugging and dancing around outside cottage (20.08) woman at rural BP petrol station, hand-cranking petrol pump, older man helps to crank the handle - gvs landscape, cattle at river, pier - tracking shot from ferry on loch - brief shot Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge - gvs jetty, loch and village, graveyard, ferry on loch (21.30) road sign to Shiel Bridge and Glenelg - gvs Eilean Donan, Loch Alsh - gvs woman sightseeing at top of Pass of the Cattle near Applecross, Applecross village sign - woman brushing jacket outside tent at loch-side - woman poses for camera on jetty - woman on road at village, gvs loch, cottages, village sign for Camusterrach and cow - gvs Applecross and Milton, woman outside crofter craft shop with mounted deer heads on wall (24.01) woman walking along river-side at Inverness - gvs campsite, woman with dog - gvs Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge - gvs landscape and roads (25.00) gvs Fortingall Hotel, church and yew tree, thatched house, horn souvenir shop - gvs River Dochart at Killin - paddle steamer passing on loch (25.53) gvs on town street outside house, man and woman pose for camera and get into German-registered Peugeot 404, then drive away - gvs young boy working in garden, carrying branches, then sitting in play-park watching digger excavating trench - gvs boy and girl playing in garden - gvs women and boy and girl on trip to countryside, playing with ball, paddling in stream (28.25) gvs inside hotel?, children playing with dogs - ext gvs, children with dog, Austin A40 - man walks past carrying frame over shoulders with birds of prey - people walking on moor with, dogs in enclosure (29.27) children playing in garden, with dog and on swing - family playing with ball on street outside house - shots from car leaving house (30.35) shots of woman picking heather at roadside, gets back into car - woman stands at signpost 'A9 Bonar Bridge', walks into town (31.03)