Super 8 Stories Extra Footage: Mourne Country Farm in Maghera

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Details

Location

Maghera

Year

1960s

Source

Doubleband Films

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

35min 24sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Christopher Napier, Doubleband Films

Rights Holder

Christopher Napier

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Description

Agricultural footage shot on farms in the County Down village of Maghera, including shots of hay cutting and machinery, mixed with scenes of family life in the 1960s. This is the original unedited footage which was used in the making of the Super 8 Story, 'Mourne Farm Life'.

Notes

Sarah Napier was a Belfast housewife who had a keen interest in photography. As her son, Christopher, remembers, 'She always had a camera - a box brownie - and when cine cameras became available she asked for one'. Sarah would use the family’s summer holidays at Maghera, County Down as the perfect excuse for practising her skills. However, after the format change from Standard 8mm to Super 8 she eventually gave up film making. 'When Standard 8 film became hard to get she gave up the hobby. My mother encouraged others to make films out of the movie reels. Edmund Finnan, her uncle-in-law, made several and she made several others before showing them to the family'.

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