EDINBURGH '75

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Sporting activities

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: EDINBURGH '75

Reference number: 9885

Date: 1975

Production company: Scene Films Ltd, Portsmouth, England

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.01 mins

Description: It is 1975 and Edinburgh hosts the first Women's World Hockey Championship.

All teams were members of the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations. More than 400 women hockey players from 21 nations travelled to Edinburgh to contest the first ever Women's World Hockey Championship 30th August - 10 September, 1975.

Credits: narr. Patrick Allen
camera Robin Childs
assistant Suella Humphries
sd. Bill Benford
exec. p. P.D. Rogers
associate producer and technical advisor Melvyn Pignon
produced by John Phelps
Edinburgh '75 produced by Scene Films Ltd. Portsmouth, England

Shotlist: (0.00) Pipe band playing in Princes Street Gardens, c/u of people (0.25) montage sequence, showing arrival of hockey teams by aeroplane at Edinburgh Airport and Lothian bus, gvs hockey matches (2.37) title and opening credit (2.44) Meadowbank Sports Centre, late August. Groundsmen preparing the hockey pitch, the grass is soaking wet (3.18) gvs Scottish themed opening ceremony, including highland dancing and fanfare (6.12) gvs subsequent matches including Scotland v Canada (8.08) players leaving church on Sunday after a service for all players (Parish Church of St. Cuthbert) (8.43) gvs hockey matches, spectators and arena surrounding the pitches (Peffermill playing fields, University of Edinburgh?). gvs goalkeepers during play (11.31) gvs civic reception for the players and officials (12.39) gvs injuries sustained during the games, including a badly hurt right hand suffered by a Welsh player (13.07) gvs National Night' (commentary notes: "a kind of do-it-yourself variety spectacular!") where each country performs for the other competitors, including much singing and dancing. Intercut with some footage of hockey match (15.45) gvs hockey penalty stroke (shoot-out?) between Belgium and Wales, brief shot England winning their semi final (18.22) pipe band play prior to final match between Wales and England, gvs match (22.01) gvs closing ceremony and presentation of the Royal Bank of Scotland silver Quaich to the England team (23.30) ecs (24.01)