Super 8 Stories: Life in Donaghadee





1950s, 1960s




Super 8



04min 32sec




BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Terrence McKnight

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Local chemist, Bertie McKnight, filmed his home town of Donaghadee every year during the 50s and 60s. His son, Terrance, shares some of the memories of his father's films along with many of the locals people who featured in them. This clip appeared in Series 3, Programme 1 of 'Super 8 Stories'.

Shot List

Various shots along the Donaghadee seafront and groups of people waving to the camera. Exterior of the McKnight Chemist shop in Donaghadee. Children’s fancy dress parade. Lady playing golf, swinging chair ride at fun fair and various shots of people beside the coast. People paddling in the sea. Harbour shots with sign for Copeland Island Ferry and then journey across to Copeland in open boat. More shots of people paddling in the sea. Canberra sailing past Copeland Island. Entrance to public outdoor swimming pool and shots of people using it. Workers lifting hay onto back of cart in field. Yachts sailing in harbour. Graduation ceremony at Queen’s University.


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; Online Editor: Jonathan Fetherston; Researcher: Ben Price; Archivist: Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer: Jenny Waugh; Editor: David Gray; Executive Producers: Alex Johnston, Michael Hewitt; Producer: Diarmuid Lavery; Director: Brian Henry Martin



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