GLASGOW'S HOUSING PROBLEM AND ITS SOLUTION

A caption encouraging tradesmen to return to the building sites, followed by scenes on those sites. Cement mixed in a horizontal mixer, bricks being transported in hods and six men carry one block of stone on a ‘stretcher’. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions
  • Glasgow Corporation

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: GLASGOW'S HOUSING PROBLEM AND ITS SOLUTION

Reference number: 0844

Date: 1919c

Sponsor: Corporation of Glasgow

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.45 mins

Description: Plans for new housing in Glasgow and building tradesmen at work on building sites.

View this film on the Scottish Archive of Building Skills website at http://www.sabsonline.com/DisplayItem.aspx?itemid=00000049

Shotlist: [Part 1]

Credits (.18); The Right Honourable the Lord Provost (J W Stewart Esq), Convenor of the Housing and General Improvements Committee, and ex-Baillie George D Morton, Sub-Convenor. Diagram of the layout for new housing (.27); Shots of foundations of new housing blocks and of bricklayers at work (.55); Building tradesmen employed in other industries should, in the national interest, help to solve Glasgow's housing problem by resuming their former occupation. Shot of building site and workmen busy on the housing blocks, mixing cement, joinery, bricklaying, masons chiselling blocks of stone. (2.15); End of Part One (2.15)