Film Archives of the Glenkens in the 1950s

The February meeting of Kirkcudbright History Society was a digitalised series of mostly black and white films from Paul Goodwin. The original films had been donated to the Moniaive community by Bill Richardson, a noted photographer of his day.

Dating between 1949 and 1953, the films give an insight into the work and recreation of the people living in the Glenkens at that time.

New Galloway on a wet day

After a short introduction by Paul, the Society enjoyed 50 minutes of film which consisted of a number of activities including sheepdog trials, bicycle races and a school trip to Edinburgh complete with streamers from the windows of the buses.

 

 

Many comments were made by the audience regarding the short trousers boys wore at that time, Moniaive Flower Show and the lack of cars on the roads.