MUNGO'S MEDALS

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • ELDER, John C
  • Glasgow Corporation

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: MUNGO'S MEDALS

Reference number: 2102

Date: 1961c

Director: d. John C. Elder

Sponsor: Corporation of the City of Glasgow

Production company: Elder Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.25 mins

Description: An illustration of the efforts made to rehouse families from sub-standard tenement flats in Glasgow, and to alleviate the housing shortage in the city.

References made to Festival of Britain.

Credits: sc. & comm. Harold Ballantine
comm. s. Tom Fleming
sd. rec. Charles Leghorn
cam. John C. Elder

Shotlist: Credits. Photos of various Saltire and Festival of Britain award plaques (.33); Aerials of Glasgow, including Princes and Queen's Dock (1.10); Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Museum, River Kelvin and shipyards. Docks. Woodlands area of Glasgow, Park Circus and smart tenements (2.40); Poorer tenements on the south side of the city. Back courts, rubbish in streets, children playing, etc. (4.00); Family at tea in single room flat in the Gorbals (parents, daughter and son-in-law, two children and the lodger). Farewell meal before the family move out of the close after fifty years (6.20); Demolition of tenements (6.50); Corporation Housing Committee in session (7.33); Inter-war housing in Mosspark and Knightswood (8.40); The Gorbals parents move into old people's cottage homes (award winning Festival of Britain development) (9.30); The Gorbals lodger in her new flat (10.34); The young Gorbals parents and family in their new home in Moss Heights multi-storey (11.41); Construction of the new town in East Kilbride (12.12); Aerial views of Glasgow's peripheral estates, probably Castlemilk and Easterhouse (12.54); Construction of homes in peripheral estate (13.00); New school (13.22); Crookston Castle (13.50); [1961] Queen Elizabeth visiting old tenement flat in the Gorbals. She watches demolition of vacated tenements. Shot of new flats, possibly at Fyvie Avenue (Festival of Britain award site). General views of new housing all around the city (16.42); Multi-storeys at Royston (16.50); Aerial views (17.05); [1961] Queen Elizabeth unveils foundation stone (probably Basil Spence's Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown) (17.37); General views as two children walk home through old tenement areas to their new flat after watching the Queen (18.18); Shots of award plaques (18.30); ecs (19.25)