CLYDE STEAMERS 1931 - 1939

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Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: CLYDE STEAMERS 1931 - 1939

Reference number: 2574

Date: 1931 - 1939

Director: filmed by James Marshall

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10 mins, c

Description: Shots of the numerous steamers sailing up and down the Clyde during the years 1931-1939. [Part of a collection of films taken by James Marshall of the Glasgow family-owned firm "Marshall's Semolina"]. [See also refs. 2572, 2573, 2575, 2576, 2577].

Shotlist: We present Clyde Steamers Past & Present. See How Many You can Spot (0.11) Shot of the "Davaar" and a sign for the Kilbrannan Route. Shots of people on board, clock and figurehead and the purser taking their tickets (1.15) gvs the river Clyde and the Kilcreggan pier. (1.37) "Marchioness of Lorne" and gvs cargo steamer; brief shots Strone pier, "Duchess of Rothesay"; shots of the "Glen Rosa"; paddle steamer pulling away from the pier. The "Lucy Ashton" pulling into Princes Pier, shots of a fishing boat and rowing boat alongside. Shots of the "Columba", "Kyle Mor", "Davaar", shots of Lochranza pier, Arran, shots of the Pirnmill Ferry in very rough water, (4.10) shot of Toward Point. (4.16) The "Duchess of Rothesay" racing to the pier at Craigmore with one of the more modern steamers. (4.54) Shot of Rothesay pier with a North British boat alongside. (5.14) gvs Kyles of Bute, shots of Colintraive pier, followed by Loch Ridden pier where sheep are being herded on board. (5.53) gvs Tighnabruaich. Shots of the Waverley [the orig. one that sank at Dunkirk]. (6.54) gvs Lochranza pier, men unloading cargo and hoisting a car on deck by a derrick. (7.58) shots of pier at Tarbert, Loch Fyne with people on the pier and barrels ready for loading. (8.53) Shots of "Columba" coming in to pier. (6.54) Shots of a paddle steamer [possibly "Caledonia"] shots of "Duchess of Hamilton" the "Talisman"[diesel electric one] "St. Columba" "Marchioness of Graham" and the "Davaar". (11.46)