Bin Man

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Details

Location

Belfast, Cregagh, Crumlin Road, Duncrue Street

Year

1976

Source

BBC NI

Format

16mm, film

colour

Length

19min 58sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Documentary looking at a day in the life of bin men in Belfast in 1976.

Shot List

View down empty residential street with semi detached houses. View down entries. Boy delivering newspapers. Milkman. Binmen gathering on a street corner. City Council Techincal Services Department on Drumcrue Street. Man picking up rubbish truck for the Cregagh. Description of some of the jobs – puller outer – brings out bins from semi-detached houses - uses trolley, Headies – brings bins to head of entry. Cross headies are where entries run into each other. View of interior of rubbish truck showing the ‘worm’ that compacts the rubbish. Emptying bins. 10:20 School boy walking 11:44 Break for tea and sandwiches. Truck taken to dump off Shore Road on Drumcrue Street to be emptied. 14:07 Pan back from Harland and Wolff – reclaimed land. Sea gulls. Scrap metal merchants search dump. 16:12 More empting bins. 16:50 City Council Inspector driving around in a mini. Talking on radio to another inspector on bicycle to deal with a complaint about a missing bin - goes to Willowholme Street.

Credits

The Squad – Frank Moore, Tommy Douglas, Jimmy Fitzharris, Jimmy Kerr, Hughie Armstrong, John Lyttle, Joe Bryans, Charlie McKay, Voices – JG Devlin, Joe McPartland, Camera – Eric Pollen, Sound – Peter Lindsay, Rod Guest, Film Editer – Don O'Donovan, Assistant – Valerie Murdoch, Producer – Douglas Carson.