Super 8 Stories: The Portaferry Ferry

Details

Location

Portaferry, Strangford

Year

1960s

Source

BBC NI

Format

colour

Length

04min 33sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, John Murray, Michael McConville, Olive Haire

Rights Holder

Doubleband Films, John Murray, Michael McConville, Olive Haire

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Description

The ferry between Portaferry on the tip of the Ards Peninsula and Strangford provides a vital link between these two communities which sit side by side within sight of each other but are seperated by a round trip of around 100 miles by road. Some of the sailors on the ferry tell us of the opening of the ferry and of their time operating it, coupled with amateur footage of the events. This clip appeared in Series 3, Programme 2 of 'Super 8 Stories'.

Shot List

Boats on Strangford Lough at sunset. Couple approaching small boat and being ferried out of harbour. Car ferry arriving into Portaferry at sunrise. Sailors on deck of car ferry. Ribbon being cut at official opening of ferry with VIPs and TV film cameras. Various different shots of passengers and sailors onboard the ferry as it sails. Cars disembarking.

Credits

Narrator: Maire Jones; Programme Accountant: Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant: Gillian Halliday; Camera: Michael Quinn; Sound: Paul Maynes; Music Consultants: Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Graphics: Alan Perry; Dubbing: One Zero Zero; Researcher: Ben Price; Archivist: Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer: Jenny Waugh; Editors: Sharon McCourt, Paul Devlin; Executive Producers: Alex Johnston, Michael Hewitt; Producer: Diarmuid Lavery; Director: Brian Henry Martin

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