"QUEEN MARY" LEAVES THE CLYDE

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Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: "QUEEN MARY" LEAVES THE CLYDE

Reference number: 1391

Date: 1936

Director: [filmed by Dr. John Humble]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.47 mins

Description: The paddle steamer "Queen Mary" on a cruise down the Clyde towards Dunbarton Rock. This ship was called the 'Sunday Breaker', because she was the first passenger ship to run a pleasure cruise on a Sunday.

Paddle steamer - one of the Williamson fleet - nick-named the "Sunday breaker" as she was the first passenger ship to run a pleasure cruise on a Sunday, much to the outrage of the local people.

Humble papers deposited in National Library of Scotland. Further information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/q82jgo6 [last accessed 27/11/2015]
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Shotlist: No credits. Shots of family (0.28); Shot from train going west along north side of the River Clyde. Shot across to John Brown's yard, Clydebank. Shot down to lock at the entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal, Bowling, and of sand flats on Firth (0.42); Shots from Dunbarton Rock of the "Queen Mary" approaching (jumps in sequence). Close-up as vessel passes the camera (2.08); Shots of spectators intercut with views of the vessel (2.30); Profile of single funneled paddle steamer (2.36); Crowd shots (2.47)