Film ID:
NEFA 21561

SCOTLAND - CAIRNGORMS, LOCH EARN, PRESTWICK AIRSHOW, LAKE DISTRICT; CORNWALL. POLPERRO, WHEAL COATES TIN MINE, GODREVY TOWANS

1981

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film from amateur cinematographer Ronald Pringle shows various events and holiday footage mostly taken during the spring and summer of 1981.

The film opens with the Royal Navy ship Ark Royal in Cairnryan where it will be scrapped. The ship is moored and close ups of the deck area are shown.

Loch Earn  is next where sheep are being unloaded from a van and herded into sheep pens. Views follow of Ullapool and a ferry named 'Suilven', out of Glasgow.

Holiday snaps show a woman sitting next to a car, then the film cuts to the majestic Concorde passenger airplane landing at Prestwick airport, as part of an airshow. Other displays include a parachute display and a demonstration flight of a Harrier jump jet.

A brief shot of blue poppies in garden, is followed by an aircraft auction at Strathallan organised by Christies. Views follow of aircraft in a field and the auction itself.

The film cuts to the Lake district and a holiday in the Keswick area. The famous landmark of Ashness Bridge appears in this section.

Next are colourful traction engines, model boats and fairground attractions at Cumbria's annual steam gathering.

The film cuts to Cornwall and Polperro and a wander through Polperro's streets passing by the Crumplehorn Inn followed by views of the harbour area. St Michaels Mount is viewed from the causeway that leads to the island.

The next destination is the National Trust's preserved tin mine at Wheal Coates, followed by the spectacular beach at Godrevy Towans and the lighthouse at Godrevy Head.
 
The film ends on a suburban garden in windy weather, possibly the filmmakers home.