The short films made by Ernest Mackie brought much pleasure to the local community - both back in the 1960s when they were first made and for many years afterwards at community screenings. An earlier post shared the railway-themed film 'Sentimental Journey'. This film - entitled 'A Postman's Lot' features the Lower Largo Post Office staff, along with several locals playing cameo roles (not to mention pet dogs!) and can be viewed here. Brilliantly humorous and entertaining, this film also provides a unique snapshot of life in Largo at the time.
Let's not forget the talent of Ernest Mackie, the film maker, who died last year and all of the willing participants that took part in this film - particularly post mistress Elizabeth Grassick and postmen Wattie Blyth and Edward Stephen. What fun they must have had coming up with the sketches and practising acting them out. Can you identify the various homes featured?
A few stills from the film are shown below.