Nice footage of Dutch folk in traditional dress on market day in Middelburg.
"Old Middelburg, Holland, where once a week in the shelter of the Town Hall the great market foregathers - " Low angle of the clock tower of the Town Hall. L/S of the imposing Town Hall building. Camera tilts down to reveal market stalls in the square in front of the Town Hall. "By steam-tram, barge, and Shank's Pony, they converge on the Square." M/S of a barge travelling down a canal, windmill in the background. C/U of a local man who wears a black cap and looks rather serious. L/S of a tram travelling beside the canal towards the camera. Lots of steam emerges from a funnel on top of the tram. M/S of lots of Dutch folk climbing down from the tram into the street. Most of the women wear traditional dress.
Street scene - traffic. Cars move towards the camera. Women rush along with their shopping bags. "Covered wagons, too, are here - " M/S of a row of covered wagons. A horse pulls one of the wagons towards the camera. A woman climbs out holding a basket. View of the interior of one of the wagons - a woman arranges her produce in baskets. "All types, in all sorts of dresses - the pride of Middelburg..." M/S of people milling around in the market. M/S of a group of women - gossiping?! Panning shot showing lots of women standing around in the market. C/U of a woman in an eccentric hat. Traditional dress? M/S of women picking up heavy looking baskets which they carry by a yoke on their shoulders. M/S of a woman tending a fruit stall. C/U of two young girls in traditional dress - very pretty. C/U of one of the girls - she laughs. High angle panning shot of the market. L/S of the canal as dusk falls.
Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 502.
This item may have originally be stored in another can - discovered in 1999. No markings on leader as to where was originally stored. Have created new cans for these "orphan items" - EP312 and EP313.