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Derry Scenes - Adams Personal Film
Charming home movie of a London family's holiday in their homeland: back to the Bogside in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Amateur film 1959 6 mins Silent
There's charm and beauty by the bucketload in this home movie of a London family's holiday return to their homeland, travelling back to the Bogside in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. There's all your typical home movie fare here: smiling relatives, gurgling babies, and trips to the best views and tallest monuments in town: the city walls and Walker's Pillar.
Lawrence Adams, who shot this home movie, was an enthusiastic amateur filmmaker. He recorded many of his trips back to his native Northern Ireland as well as his London home life with his 8mm movie camera, occasionally experimenting with film style and form - take a look at his documentary-style portrait of Crouch End, Monday Morning (1958).
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