Random Jottings of 1964

Random Jottings of 1964

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Ballygally, Ballygally Castle, Carnlough, Cushendun, Donaghadee, North Coast, Portstewart, Waterfoot, wicklow





11min 12sec







Alastair Nelson

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A film made by Havelock Nelson, who also narrates it.

Havelock holidays in Donaghadee, and is joined there by his parents. The film shows his family, but Havelock remains behind the camera. The film shows a lovely family holiday, with shots of the harbour, with its old fashioned boats and lighthouse.

He visits Wicklow, and enjoys the seaside.

Havelock takes a Canadian visitor to the North Coast, they have lunch at Ballygally Castle, and enjoy Carnlough, Waterfoot, Cushendun and Portstewart.

The film ends with puppies and rabbits playing in his garden at home. 


Havelock Nelson was a composer and conductor, born in Cork in 1917. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He cofounded the Dublin Orchestral Players in 1939. He joined the BBC in Belfast in 1947, and conducted the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra, the Studio Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Singers. He died in Belfast in 1996. A Blue Plaque was added to his former home in Rosetta in 2017.

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