GOOD NEIGHBOURS

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire
  • Wigtownshire

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Reference number: 0483

Date: 1946

Director: d. Humphrey Swingler

Sponsor: COI for the Scottish Office

Production company: Greenpark Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15 mins

Description: How members of a local community co-operated to establish a Community Centre for all sorts of recreational activities.

Credits: ph. Ray Elton
sc. Jack Common
ed. Henry Kirkby
ass. d. Erica Masters
m. composed by Patrick Harvey
conducted by John Hollingsworth
sd. rec. Merton Park Studios
p. Ralph Keene

Shotlist: REEL I

Credits (.28); General views of unidentified Scottish town. Town's Community Centre. Two men are seen coming out of the building and one, Ian, tells the other how the town came to have a Community Centre (1.50); Ian on his way home from work thinking over the problem of what might be done to give the people of the town somewhere to go in the evenings. Shots of bored youngsters, etc. He arrives home and talks it over with his wife. He then visits the minister and they decide to try to set up a Community Centre (5.05); McDougall, the schoolmaster, organises the distribution of leaflets inviting the townsfolk to attend a meeting to try to get the centre under way. At the meeting, they discuss the problem of finding suitable premises for the ventures (7.14); A castle in Aberdeenshire, one wing of which is used by the neighbouring town (7.22); Church in Glasgow's Parliamentary Road, used as such a centre. Community House in Clyde Street, possibly prior to its opening (7.36); Back to meeting (7.45); Lanarkshire countryside (7.56)

REEL II

No credits. Lanarkshire (.05); Boathouse in Port Logan, Wigtownshire, and Land Army huts in Newton Stewart (.18); Back to the meeting (.48); Various fund raising schemes are devised - collecting cans, a fete, etc. (1.58); Planning the conversion of the building which has been selected. Volunteers help with the work (3.05); Inside the completed centre. Various groups and activities - discussions, woodwork, dressmaking, art, drama, and country dancing (5.46); The town's Good Neighbours Party in the new centre (7.08); ecs (7.18)