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Reference number: 9547

Date: 1959*

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.55 mins

Description: A promotional film made for the recruitment of nursing staff at Dingleton Hospital at Melrose.

See also ref. 9546

Shotlist: [no title] - Braw Lads and Lasses of Galashiels riding through arched gateway at Abbotsford - pan across Melrose Abbey - gvs crowds at abbey watching ceremony of sashing of the Melrosian and crowning of the Festival Queen by Countess of Melgund - [brief black] (1.56) gvs sports day at Dingleton Hospital, including nurses' race, potato and spoon race for male patients, medicine ball throwing, wheelbarrow races, sprint, three-legged race, high jump, brass band race, sack race, pillow fight, tug-of-war - shots of Superintendent Dr. George MacDonald Bell, Matron and others watching (5.06) Eastern SMT coach drives up to hospital, Dr. Bell and staff come out to great help patients off - gvs nurses preparing annual craft sale at hospital, platform party including Dr. Bell, Patricia Maxwell-Scott and other guests, speeches, guests applaud and crowd round stalls (7.21) dark shot Christmas tree - gvs Christmas dance in hospital ballroom, band on stage, guests dancing and chatting (8.27) gvs patients playing golf, putting at Melrose Golf Course - gvs staff cottages and The Hermitage, the Superintendent's home - gvs garden staff in hospital greenhouse, tending flowers, inspecting - c/u shot flowers - combine harvester at work in field [break] (10.40) gvs patients sitting in lounge - gvs ladies' ward, patients sitting at fire and watching television - gvs beds and other ward furnishings - gvs men's ward, beds, patient sitting in front of fire - deputy matron and nurse walking through glass corridor - gvs patients' dining room, lounge at end of ward (13.56) gvs staff at work in hospital kitchens, chef checks joint in oven (14.30) Eastern Scottish bus to Galashiels stops in Melrose (14.47) gvs hospital laundry and machinery - patients board a coach for a trip to Ayr, waved off by staff (15.46) hospital kitchen [black] (16.10) gvs hospital gates, sign, floral border on main drive - WE HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS STORY - IF ANY PARENT AND GIRL REQUIRES FURTHER INFORMATION ON NURSING AS A CAREER THEY ARE INVITED TO COMMUNICATE WITH: THE MATRON, DINGLETON HOSPITAL, MELROSE (16.44) gvs hospital open day, guests gathered for opening of all-weather tennis court and bowling green - speeches from guests - Countess Haig of Bemersyde starts bowling match - bouquet presented, guests pose for photographs - bowling match between staff and patients (18.42) gvs men swimming at Galashiels swimming baths - gvs landscape - Hawick Boys' Brigade pipe band playing and marching, guests gathering at hospital - speeches to mark building of new hospital reception area - gvs guests, including Lord Haig of Bemersyde - presentation to chairman of regional hospital board - group poses for photographs - gvs Abbotsford and gardens - Braw Lads and Lasses pay visit, greeted by Patricia Maxwell-Scott (23.15) diesel train for Galashiels passes through station - gvs hospital dining room - c/u Melrose railway station sign - diesel train enters Melrose station (23.55)