GLASGOW'S FESTIVAL OF FELLOWSHIP

Children enjoy a picnic as part of Coronation Celebrations organised by the Corporation of Glasgow. (clip)

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire
  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Royalty
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions
  • Glasgow Corporation

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GLASGOW'S FESTIVAL OF FELLOWSHIP

Reference number: 0257

Date: 1937

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Department

Production company: [ Scottish Film Productions]

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.00 mins

Description: The Official Film of the Coronation Celebrations organised by the Corporation of Glasgow.

One of three reels only. School children and pensioners on a day trip by steamer to Ardgoil, as part of Glasgow's celebrations for coronation year. Ardgoil Estate, extending from near Arrochar to Lochgoilhead, was gifted by Lord Rowallan to "The People of Glasgow" and was intended for recreational purposes. The mothers and children's outing seen in this film was typical of many such trips run on a regular basis by the Corporation and usually took place during the Glasgow Fair. Volunteers would take charge of the children for the entire day and these outings were known as the "Weary Mothers' Outings"

Described as reel 3. Reel one (13 mins) and a second reel (11 mins) preserved by NFTVA. 'Reel 3' is likely to be reel 2 in effect as the second of the two reels held by NFTVA has end credits.

Credits: [comm. Tom Smith
camera Graham Thomson, Stanley Russell
sd. Ted Crowther
music specially chosen by John McArthur]
[Albion Truphonic Sound System]

Shotlist: [THE OFFICIAL FILM OF THE CORONATION CELEBRATIONS ORGANISED BY THE CORPORATION OF GLASGOW. Introduced by Treasurer P J Dollan]

[described as reel 3]
No credits. Ardgoil. Schoolchildren board "Queen Mary II" to sail to the Ardgoil Estate as part of the Corporation of Glasgow's effort for Coronation Year. Shots of children on deck, the captain and crew. Group of four men wearing overcoats and hats, one of whom is Tommy Morgan. Long shot down the River Clyde (1.43) profile of "Queen Mary" passing another steamer, shots of the shoreline around Ardgoil. The steamer pulls in to the quay at Lochgoilhead and food and supplies are unloaded. The children disembark (3.20) On shore, the children receive their rations and generally enjoy themselves. Two boys engage in pillow fight, [the man in the grey hat between them is Andrew Bell, General Secretary of the YMCA] (4.33) Corporation officials plant new trees on the estate to commemorate the visit. Shots of Baillies Hunter and Mrs. Jean Roberts and Treasurer Dollan (5.05) shots of old folks' outing and their visitor, including Tommy Morgan (6.21) "Queen Mary" pulls away from the pier at Lochgoilhead with the old folks on board enjoying a cup of tea. Profile of the vessel and shots on deck (7.12) they disembark at the Broomielaw, Glasgow (7.28)

Held in BFI:
Reel 1
May 12, day of celebration at Glasgow Cathedral, March past, Hampden football stadium display of girls dancing, fireworks, decorated tramcars parade (including one decorated as a new council built house). Visit of Colonial and Dominion delegates - sail by steamer 'doon the watter'. Children's day in the Parks.
13.00 mins

Reel 2
Cruise to Western Isles on SS Tuscania 28 May. 600 pupils and 200 adults on 3 day cruise, accompanied by Treasurer Dollan and others.
11.00 mins [End credits suggest this may be the original last reel and that 'reel 3' is is fact reel 2 of the original production]