TARLAIR

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  • Banff

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: TARLAIR

Reference number: 9633

Date: 1955c

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.54 mins

Description: Amateur footage of summer activities at Tarlair open-air swimming pool near Macduff.

See also ref. 9636.
See refs 9631 - 9636 for the full collection.

Tarlair Pool is in Macduff, a town on the Moray Firth in Aberdeenshire. The pool at Tarlair was opened in 1931. It was one of 169 open air pools, or lidos, built by local councils across the UK in the inter-war period, catering to the new taste for fresh air, swimming and sunbathing. Tarlair featured two sea water pools, one for boating and one for swimming, alongside an Art Deco style pavilion and changing huts. From the 1960s, the growth of cheaper foreign holidays combined with a move by councils to provide heated, indoor pools, led to the decline of lidos. Tarlair closed in 1996. Currently, the pool is regularly used by the Macduff Model Boat Club. The structure was listed as Grade A by Historic Scotland in 2007. [Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/landscapes/tarlair_pool/ last accessed 26/08/2020]

Shotlist: GVs Tarlair open-air swimming pool, Macduff on a summer day; children playing in water, crowds watching, swimming instructor demonstrating - crowd at pool-side - young woman selling ice cream from bicycle-cart - brief section of trick photography, where same young man smokes a pipe and uses a camera - gala queen and attendants are led along causeway at edge of pool to waiting boat BF 444, then sail away - more shots of pool, teenage boy and girl playing - brief shot of cover of Photoplay magazine.