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Afternoon Tea Party - Dunbar on Film, 1969-1979, with film from The Scottish Screen Archive. @Dunbar Library

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Help yourself to a cuppa and a cake provided from the lovely folk at The Ridge Cafe and settle down to three extraordinary films about Dunbar, the first from 1969 and the last from 1979. Films that are now part of The Scottish Screen Archive and held by The National Library of Scotland.  

This event will be supported by the Dunbar Film Society and The National Library of Scotland. 

1. Haste  to the wedding  (1969) - A country wedding story film from Dunbar. When the best man's car breaks down on the way to the church, a horsebox and tractor save the day and the bride and groom make it to the church on time. It turns out the horse won a prize at the nearby agricultural show while the ceremony was taking place!

2. Dunbar - The A1 Resort (1970) - A promotional film for the holiday resort of Dunbar it shows holiday-makers arriving by train, visitors exploring the harbour and castle, amusements and sports available and nearby Tantallon Castle.

3. On site Torness 1979-(1979) A comprehensive record of the peaceful demonstration against the building of a nuclear power station at Torness, 1979. By blending actuality footage, speeches, interviews and song, the film explores the issues surrounding nuclear power and captures the mood of people who were there.



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