KEEPING OUR CITY CLEAN

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • MacLEAN, William J. ‘Mac’
  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • Glasgow Corporation

Series:

  • Glasgow civics

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: KEEPING OUR CITY CLEAN

Reference number: 0420

Date: 1949

Director: [d. Willie J. McLean]

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Committee

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: The work of the Cleansing Department in Glasgow.

One of the Glasgow Civics Series of educational films.
Book of the same name accompanies the series.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Shotlist: Credits (.12); Dustcart making the rounds on Mosspark Drive in Glasgow. For 2 1/2d per person per week the Cleansing Department keeps Glasgow clean and healthy. A streetsweeper at work. Washing the street with a hose (2.55); Street cleaning lorries. Drain-cleaning tanker. Dustman at work (5.19); Having collected the city's refuse the Cleansing Department has to dispose of it. Refuse trucks arrive at the Incinerator plant. The rubbish is emptied and sorted. As the refuse passes through the screening machines, tins are drawn aside by magnets. Dust and ashes fall through the meshes in the screens onto conveyor belts - the other rubbish goes to the incinerators. Rubbish on the conveyor (8.22); The burning refuse heats boilers and steam power so obtained is used to generate electricity. Shots of the boilers. The residue from the furnaces called clinker is used to make concrete blocks and paving slabs. Clinker being removed. Manufacturer of kerb stones (10.19); The Cleansing Department has its own garages, workshops and stables. Lorries undergoing maintenance in the workshops. The horse still does his share of the work. Horse-drawn refuse cart is led into the stables and the horse fed. Every boy and girl should help to keep Glasgow clean. Young boy sets a good example by using s littler bin (11.32); ecs (11.38)