ANCHOR PENSIONERS 1965

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ANCHOR PENSIONERS 1965

Reference number: 9959

Date: 1965

Director: filmed by William Pattison

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.28 mins

Description: A Christmas Party for former 'mill lassies' at Anchor Mill, Paisley. The women, now pensioners, are seen arriving at Kilnside House and settling down in a huge hall to a selection of tea and cakes freshly made in the canteen.

The extension to Kilnside House has been identified as the location in the film, the canteen for the mill workers. Kilnside House itself housed two separate canteens, one for managers and one for under managers and office staff. The meal was a Christmas 'thank you' from the owners of the mill, J. & P. Coats. Each person got a bag of cakes and mince pies upon leaving!

Shotlist: Women arriving at the canteen for the mill works at Anchor Mills, Paisley [extension to Kilnside House] They are greeted at the door and handed a ticket. gvs of the women seated in the hall and arriving, taking off their coats and rain macs. Gvs of the pensioners in the hall, a few men are also in attendance. Scouts arrive. gvs of those seated in the hall waiting as more people arrive. Girl Guides take coats. A nurse is also in attendance. Pensioners exit the hall for tea. Gv's of pensioners seated a rows of tables for afternoon tea, chatting and enjoying their day out (9.22) The End (9.28)

[At the beginning of the film, the gentleman in the uniform was Mr Arthur Baird who was a Fireman at Anchor Mills and stayed in Anchor Buildings. The Anchor Guides and Scouts are taking the coats of the pensioners]