OUR CITY - TODAY AND TOMORROW

A family at home. Mother knits while father has a read of the newspaper and smokes his pipe. Son finishes up his homework. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Glasgow Corporation

Series:

  • Glasgow civics

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: OUR CITY - TODAY AND TOMORROW

Reference number: 0526

Date: 1949

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Committee

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.55 mins

Description: The city of Glasgow in the 1940s - its buildings, parks, museum, university and housing, showing the plans for major re-development of the city.

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

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed - actual timing is 12.55 mins @ 18fps]

Credits (.14); The future of Glasgow is in your hands. Shots of family in sitting-room. Boy finishes homework and takes a book, "The Second City", from the bookcase (1.15); Glasgow people tough but warm-hearted. Shots of cross river ferry, possibly Govan. Shots of vehicles on deck and crew as ferry docks (1.55); This magnificent stone built city. Shots of Glasgow cathedral, Kelvingrove Museum, and various buildings in St. Vincent Street and in the city centre (2.49); Glasgow a very dark place. Shots from a tram going under the Hielandman's Umbrella at Central Station, arches at Fruit Market (3.20); Clydeside shipbuilders did more than their bit. General views of yards from the river, puffer passes in foreground, and shots of cranes and welders at work (3.55); Glasgow still second city of the Empire. Long shot of Glasgow University and of the Art Gallery across Kelvingrove Park. Shots of George Square and the municipal buildings (4.24); Glasgow dockers saved the country. Shot of vessel, "City of Sydney", in dock. Shots of dockers unloading cargo (5.14); Glasgow dirty but vividly alive. Shots of tenements and children playing around a drinking fountain. Shots of a tram. (5.33); Glasgow people most intelligent in country. Shots of the University of Glasgow from park and then shots of the Royal College in George Street (5.57); Your Glasgow, its future. Shots of pages from a book. Shots of models at exhibition on planning of Glasgow city outer and inner ring routes. [Bruce Plan] Shots of models of industrial estates (8.24); Disposition of new houses. Shots of new terraced housing, Warrieston Court and other housing (9.19); The future of Glasgow is in your hands. Shots of toddler playing with bricks, a real bricklayer at work. A boy with a Meccano set, shots of a railway bridge over the River Clyde. Boy with model houses and shots of an industrial estate (10.37); Pages from a book (10.45); ecs (10.50)