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Members of the Neilston Old Men’s Club go about their business in the 1950s, including a particularly animated game of dominoes. (clip) 
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Title: NEILSTON REEL / CATTLE SHOWS
Reference number: 1777
Date: 1950 - 1957
Director: [attributed to amateur film-maker Mr. Laws]
Running time: 44.33 mins
Compilation of events, including footage of the Moderator of the Church of Scotland visiting Neilston, the Neilston Show, and Coronation Day 1953.
See also ref. 7521
[1950. B & W] Credits. (0.09) ms pipe band marching over sports field; c/u individual pipers (0.42) The Cross. General views of streets; James Duguid's Grocery shop (1.35) The Killoch Glen. children walking through wooded area; shot of houses built up hillside; road and railway; families walking through glen (2.26) boy drifting his net through a stream; ls boys diving into stream from a rocky outcropping; family picnic, intercut with small waterfall (3.33) Agricultural show; pan over ground; c/u individual pipers, man in bearskin cap; boys showing calves; man leading a prize cow (4.45) gvs animals, a mare and foal, c/u various dogs; sheep pens (5.27) shots of men talking; man demonstrates his trained Alsatians; one walks a tightrope; dog jumps through hoops, a line of children hold up scores; dog jumps through a flaming hoop; (6.31) c/us individuals in crowd; c/u P.A. system, and man making announcement (7.11) boys riding donkeys; brief view Highland dancing (7.37) brief shots people on swings, funfair in b/ground, c/u sign "Codona's Dodgems" (7.44) Scout Fete in School Grounds. shots of crowds standing in front of a platform; ms speeches; Boy Scout in cap presents flowers to unid. female dignitary (8.32) gvs crowd; c/u man operating a game (8.50) The Boolers. General views of open air bowling green. (9.51) Moderator visits Neilston. Moderator and ministers leave doorway with other men [elders?]. (10.20) Car with district nurse? arriving at house. (10.45) Shots inside local post office, showing letter being received and c/u postal clerk through grille (11.13) exts. Neilston Old Men's Club. General views men arriving and shots inside; c/u game of dominoes; man with pipe in his teeth sweeping cloakroom, sweeping dust under the rug; he pauses to spit into a spittoon. (12.53) Retiral of nurse. General views of retiral dinner, of nurse seen before. (13.29) Housing progress. pan over new construction site; shots of Ruston Bucyrus earth mover; mason finishing a stone (14.44) Shots of housing nearing completion; mixing cement, cutting timber, carrying bricks; crane lifting and emptying hopper [of cement?] into receptacle on top of a structure; c/u crane mechanism (15.44) moving earth with a scoop (16.01) ls rag and bone man; ls man working in his vegetable garden (18.38) Tracking shots from car of streets [shaky] (16.51) ms girl in school uniform and hat walking along a wooded lane; girl sitting by a river; girl walks along bank towards a bridge (17.41) School Fete June 1953 [title oof]; shots of speech, in front of school, decorated with flags; shots of crowds; elevated shot of stalls displaying sale of work; c/u individual stall holders; "Cake and Candy" stall; c/u sign "Railway Stations The Coronation Express"; gvs man running a toy train set (19.23) [Col.] Neilston Show 1953. General views children's fancy dress parade, led by a pipe band; (19.51) General views of livestock agricultural show. General views prize-giving. Children arrive in fancy dress; pan over group (20.56) men compete in a donkey race (20.50) display of country dancing; c/u individuals (22.03) brief shots confectionery stand; Highland dancing (22.13).
No credits. Poster for Neilston Cattle Show 1954. General views of preparations and setting up of show; horse boxes arrive by landrover (0.44) ms tent of the South West Scotland Electricity Board; ms men putting coins into a collection tin (0.57) brief shot dray horse; gvs men grooming and waiting with horned cattle; boy standing with calf (1.33) ms man pays for ticket at booth and enters, heading for a tent (1.46) showing a dray horse with a curled coat; ls judges and spectators (2.09) gvs showing horned cattle (2.24) man emerges from refreshment tent, pauses and goes back in (2.36) ms of spectators standing behind rope; policeman and ticket booth operators (2.49) children's fancy dress parade arrives at the Cattle show, led by a pipe band; (3.18) Shots of miniature aeroplanes whizzing by; c/u models laid on the ground; short of aeroplane being launched by hand (3.39) man standing in tent, with a glass of beer; man emerges and brings his friend back in with him (3.42) ms tethered cow covered in blankets; men gathered by an "Ayrshires" sign; men drinking tea (4.21) c/u Ayrshire calf; c/u cow eating from a bucket (4.34) shots of horse riding (4.45) boys showing calves (4.52) man leaves refreshment tent, but meets more friends and goes back in (5.05) men riding donkeys in a very disorganised race, falling off, etc. (5.36) ms sign "Exhibition Dogs"; people showing domestic dogs, including a barbered poodle (5.55) man exits the refreshment tent; shot of woman on horse; man walks back in (6.19) horse completes a jump; Highland dancing, c/u footwork (6.47) horse riding; c/u Closed sign; man escapes by crawling under the tent's canvas, and staggers away (7.07) General views of people riding dodgems and rides in funfair; exts night shots of stands at fair (8.23); Retiral of Nurse. Shots of retiral dinner (different scenes from those in Reel I). (8.55) blank (9.00) Coronation Day 1953. [Pathescope] Official film of the Coronation (16.58); blank (17.00); [1957. B & W and Col.] shots of spectators at Cattle show; buying tickets; c/u programme "Neilston Agricultural Society Open Cattle Show 4th May 1957 in Kingston Playing Fields" (17.30) ms Ayrshire cattle; man grooming cow; further gvs cattle and horses; horse with curly coat; ms man putting white powder on horse's white forelegs (18.19) ms sign "Ayshires"; gvs same; "Friesians"; gvs men and women showing same; "Clydesdales"; ms judges; horses are led around in a ring (19.25) family travelling on tractor; ms man puts coins into charity tin [TOC H?]; boys and girls showing calves (20.06) boys riding donkeys in some disarray (20.25) horse jumping (20.38) men's foot race; ls cattle are led around a ring; c/u prize animals (21.16) Walk round in colour (21.19) [Col] General views; Scamp pet food stall; c/u dogs; pony jumping (22.15) [BW] horse lorry marked "Hunter Bathgate Horses" drives past camera (22.20).
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