McDowell Pot Pourri 1959-61

Details

Location

Ards, Ards Peninsula, County Donegal, Crawfordsburn, Donegal, Greenisland, Killinchy, Larne, Larne Harbour, Meelmore, Newtownards, Portrush, Portrush strand, Strangford Lough, Whiterocks

Year

1959-1961

Date

Length

17min 30sec

Audio

silent

Format

8mm

colour

Source

The McDowell Family

Courtesy

The McDowell Family

Rights Holder

McDowell Family, The McDowell Family

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Description

This beautiful set of clips from the McDowell family collection contains some truly idyllic childhood scenes. The camera follows the family and friends from back gardens to beaches, train stations, boat yards, flying clubs and even the zoo. The footage contains one of the filmmaker Dr. Frank McDowell’s favourite moments as two children interact on a first birthday. A toddler takes her first steps, small boys play in cowboy hats, kites fly on the beach, children return to school and the sun seems to shine, even in winter. The clip’s title, McDowell Pot Pourri 1959-61, comes from the film-maker’s detailed notebook.

Notes

Locations include Greenisland; Crawfordsburn; Whiterocks; Bellevue Zoo; Meelmore, Co. Donegal;  Newtownards; Ballyferris; Portrush; Larne Harbour Station; Brown’s Bay and Strangford Lough.

A scene at Ards Flying Club shows a Tiger Moth light aircraft.

 

Credits

Dr. Frank McDowell
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