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    Good item showing girls working at George Walker and Sons fisheries. Scotland.

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    Scottish fisher girls at George Walker and Sons fisheries.

    Scottish women workers at large fishery. Opens with women leaning over barrels. CU middle-aged woman but strong looking; holding a pile of fish. Line of women carrying heavy buckets of fish between them - towards camera. Same women return with empty buckets. Pan on area with all the barrels - looks like women are leaning over; cleaning fish. There are trays of white stuff probably salt. Male supervisor walks through looking around. Looking down long table / trough filled with fish; line of women at it.

    Another view of a few women at work here - cutting up fish or just cutting heads off; lots of barrels stacked in background. Women carry baskets and buckets of fish from the long table; it is raining. MS line of women bend over another long trough, several men stand behind them. Looking down the long table just as a barrel is upturned in foreground and more fish dumped in; women working fast - like assembly-line.

    CU one woman cutting and tossing fish. From behind - a row of long dirty wet skirts; and the women bending over the trough; front view same again. CU young woman holding 2 baskets. CU woman with handful of fish. CU pan 5 friends pose with arms round each other, big smiles and laughs - 1 making joke. Some shots repeated. CU smiling girl holding two baskets.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:14:00 / 02:01:44:00
    ON 224 D

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