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Title: [ST. CUTHBERT'S NINETIETH BIRTHDAY]
Reference number: 2003
Sponsor: St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Association
Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.
Running time: 14.25 mins
Description: The work of the St. Cuthbert's Association, with views of its shops, and interiors its bakery, meat and dairy departments. The film also mentions the political activity of the Co-operative, and its association with Mr Andrew Gilzean, Labour Member of Parliament for Central Edinburgh from 1945-1951.
comm. s. Frank Phillips.
A Chelsea Colour Films Production
Shotlist: No credits. Man seated at desk, reading out speech [out of sync.] (0.52); Credits (1.09); Shot of 19th Century engraving, depicting drunkenness and poverty (1.27); still of derelict house (1.32); Extract of the accounts of St Cuthberts Co-Operative Association, members: 38,180 capital: £571,753, sales: £1,500,000. Shots of street corner and traffic (2.20); Members: 89,350, capital: £1,003,852, sales: £7,000,000. Exterior shots of St Cuthberts' shops around Edinburgh; Holyrigg and Juniper Green Co-operative buildings; Rosewell Co-operative; exts. the wholesale Fleshing Department on New Market Road (4.14); Ints. women making sausage links; pig carcasses being pushed in along a rail; v/o mentions the Ministry of Food's control over the meat trade; pig skins (4.47); Exterior shots of bread oven being lifted into Port Hamilton bread factory and ints. bread on conveyer, finished cakes. (5.48); Shots of cattle on farm (6.13); Milk being loaded and labelled (6.46); ls farm buildings; Shots of cows being milked and cartons in crates "Certified milk"; v/o desrcibes process of packaging, but does not mention pasteurising the milk (?) (8.00); Shots of pigs and piglets, horses and foals at Clifton Hall, Bonnington (8.50); Exterior shots of market gardens; nursery flowers and plants (9.24); Shots of a St Cuthberts "mobile shop", shop van and man stopping at St Cuthberts Co-operative Association Ltd Laundry (9.50); Interior shots of laundry and carpet cleaning (10.43); Exterior shot of Clarendon Hotel (11.00); Shots of the vans and long shot of the Forth Rail Bridge (11.40); Shots of Co-operative buses in traffic on the Mound in Edinburgh; prefab housing on the outskirts of Edinburgh; City Chambers; Lord Provost Sir Andrew H. A. Murray, entering car outside. v/o speaks of Co-operative entry into politics (12.47); Exterior shots of well-known figures and employees who are members of the association looking at the association rules - shot of the first lady secretary [unnamed] (13.40); Shot of the Labour Member of Parliament for Central Edinburgh [1945-1951] and member of the St. Cuthbert's Board of Management, Mr Gilzean outside Westminster (14.00); Shot of Miss Mhari Neisham talking with Association member and shot of Mr John Howie - elder members of the Association. The End (14.25).
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