Super 8 Stories: The Royal Avenue Hotel

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1960s

Source

BBC NI

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

07min 14sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Victor Catling

Rights Holder

Doubleband Films, Victor Catling

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

Description

Victor Catling and Judy Hinds recall their memories of their family's Royal Avenue Hotel and of the difficulties of operating a business in Belfast City Centre at the height of the Troubles. As well as footage showing the interior of the hotel there are also scenes of the damage inflicted on the hotel by bombs and incendiary devices. This clip appeared in Series 2, Programme 4 of Super 8 Stories.

Shot List

Scenes from top of building looking down Royal Avenue. Various street scenes and driving through Belfast City Centre. Exterior of the Royal Avenue Hotel. Views of interior d├ęcor of the hotel. Wedding scenes cut with scenes of the army driving through Belfast. Security forces in Royal Avenue. Bomb crater in middle of the street in Royal Avenue and damage to the exterior of the hotel. Interior shots. Fire crews up ladders trying to fight blaze in upper stories of hotel. Interior scenes of fire damage.

Credits

Narrator - Maire Jones; Camera - Michael Quinn; Sound - David Kilpatrick, Kevin McCarthy; Music Consultants - Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Production Accountant - Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant - Tammy Moore; Dubbing - One Zero Zero; Online Editor - Alan Perry; Researcher - Ronan Feely; Archivist - Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer - Jenny Waugh; Executive Producers - Deirdre Devlin, Michael Hewitt; Editor - Greg Darby; Producer - Diarmuid Lavery; Director - Brian Henry Martin

Links