Ulster Rich and Rare

Ulster Rich and Rare

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Annahilt, Ardglass, Ballinderry, Ballyclare, Banbridge, Bann, Bann River, Bannfoot, Bushmills, Cookstown, Eshbralley, Fairhead, Fintona, Holywood, Lisnaskea, Lough Erne, Mournes, Mournes Mountains, Newtownards, Portglenone, Portrush, River Bann, Templepatrick, Various




31/10/1959 (first transmission)


22min 49sec










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A film made and narrated by Lord Wakehurst for the opening of Ulster Television in 1959.

Shot List

'A Film Made and Narrated by Lord Wakehurst for the opening of Ulster Television, 31 Oct 1959.' Transport. Jaunting cart. Horse drawn tram at Fintona which until 1957 ran the 1 mile to the railway junction. Donkey cart. Greyhounds. Sheep. Pigs. Cows. Traveller caravans. 02:16 Mr Hamilton from Cookstown who fits iron tires onto wheels for carts. 03:02 Water wheel at Bushmills, Co. Antrim. 03:17 Tractors. 1959 Ploughing championships. 03:47 Mournes - a 'slug' trailer is often used. It has runners but no wheels. 04:12 Hand sowing, fiddle method. 04:49 Threshing by flail. 05:30 Scythe - cutting and shaping (honing). 05:44 Quarry. Co. Fermanagh, near Lisnaskea. 06:08 Farm near Portglenone, Co. Antrim. Hand milking. 06:20 Butter churning. 06:42 Preparing goatskins for lambeg drums. 12th July procession. Man hand painting Orange Order banners in Portrush. 09:13 Banbridge. Shop - linen rope is made here. 09:46 Man shoeing horse in Annahilt. 11:34 Thatching. 12:17 Linen hand embroidery. 12:38 Newtownards. Hand loom weaving tweed. 13:05 Turf cutting. 13:57 Coal mining at Fairhead - Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. 14:34 Fishing. Ardglass gutting herrings. 15:35 Salmon net fishing. 16:08 Man collecting winkles. 16:17 Bridge ferry across Bann on Lough Neagh. 16:58 Eel fishing. 17:15 Co. Fermanagh, Lough Erne eel fishing. Man in row boat on choppy water bringing in line. 18:25 Making baskets in Ballinderry for potato picking. 18:57 Dromore - making leather bags from horse hide for bag pipes. 19:46 Templepatrick. Spade making. 20:54 Holywood, Co. Down May Queen festival. Ballyclare, May Fair - horse fair, but also donkeys.


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