FILM : My Childhood
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
My Childhood 1972 Stephen Archibald, Jean Taylor Smith, Karl Fieseler, Hughie Restorick Edinburgh (Scotland)
Director : Bill Douglas   Production Company : British Film Institute (BFI)  Region : SCOTLAND

An autobiographical account of a young boy from an impoverished family who strikes up a friendship with a prisoner of war.

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My Childhood - It's 1945 in a Scottish mining village. Nearby, prisoners of war work in the fields. And this is Newcraighall Colliery near Edinburgh, also known as 'Klondyke', which closed in the 1960s.
My Childhood

mychi001. It's 1945 in a Scottish mining village. Nearby, prisoners of war work in the fields. And this is Newcraighall Colliery near Edinburgh, also known as 'Klondyke', which closed in the 1960s.

My Childhood - Tommy (Hughie Restorick) leaves school as Granny (Jean Taylor Smith) waits in the playground. Newcraighall Primary School on Newcraighall Road, Newcraighall to the south-east of Edinburgh.
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mychi002. Tommy (Hughie Restorick) leaves school as Granny (Jean Taylor Smith) waits in the playground. Newcraighall Primary School on Newcraighall Road, Newcraighall to the south-east of Edinburgh.

My Childhood - Pausing from collecting coal, Jamie (Stephen Archibald) looks down at children meeting their fathers as they leave the mine.
My Childhood

mychi003. Pausing from collecting coal, Jamie (Stephen Archibald) looks down at children meeting their fathers as they leave the mine.

My Childhood - Taking a break from working the land, Helmuth (Karl Fieseler) eats food with the other prisoners of war.
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mychi004. Taking a break from working the land, Helmuth (Karl Fieseler) eats food with the other prisoners of war.

My Childhood - Tommy stands over a grave before taking the dead flowers.
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mychi005. Tommy stands over a grave before taking the dead flowers.

My Childhood - As he walks back home, Tommy passes Jamie’s father (Paul Kermack) in the street. Second Avenue in Newcraighall.
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mychi006. As he walks back home, Tommy passes Jamie’s father (Paul Kermack) in the street. Second Avenue in Newcraighall.

My Childhood - The youngster watches as the man walks towards the cottage-flat where his Mother (Helena Gloag) is waiting at the door. Facing the western part of Main Avenue from Second Avenue.
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mychi007. The youngster watches as the man walks towards the cottage-flat where his Mother (Helena Gloag) is waiting at the door. Facing the western part of Main Avenue from Second Avenue.

My Childhood - Tommy runs after his Father (Bernard McKenna) as he cycles away from Granny's house.
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mychi008. Tommy runs after his Father (Bernard McKenna) as he cycles away from Granny's house.

My Childhood - Carrying the battered cage, Tommy hurries downstairs after rescuing the budgie from Granny. The properties once stood on Third Avenue in Newcraighall.
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mychi009. Carrying the battered cage, Tommy hurries downstairs after rescuing the budgie from Granny. The properties once stood on Third Avenue in Newcraighall.

My Childhood - Tommy makes his way back into Granny's flat. Newcraighall is seen in 'My Ain Folk' and 'My Way Home', the second and third films in the Bill Douglas trilogy about his early life.
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mychi010. Tommy makes his way back into Granny's flat. Newcraighall is seen in 'My Ain Folk' and 'My Way Home', the second and third films in the Bill Douglas trilogy about his early life.

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