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Title: GRANGEMOUTH: A Growing Town

Reference number: 3887

Date: 1965

Director: d. Douglas Gray

Sponsor: EFS [Educational Films of Scotland]

Production company: Park Film Studios

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.49 mins

Description: Study of the economic development of the town of Grangemouth from 1750 to modern times. New and old industries - oil, chemicals, timber - are described.

Teaching notes.

Credits: nar. Moultrie R. Kelsall

Shotlist: Title (0.10) Various town-centre street scenes around Grangemouth; public buildings - Town Hall, Public Library, Police headquarters, Municipal Offices; shops; commuters travelling by car, bicycle and bus (1.30) talking head of narrator intercut with (2.03) map of central Scotland made c1770, About 1770 v/o the birth Grangemouth at the entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal (3.15) shot of the old lock gates of the canal at Grangemouth followed by talking head of narrator; engraving of Sir Lawrence Dundas; diagram of canal (4.05) talking head Mr Kelsall (4.27) shots of trade signs of some of the timber shops and warehouses of the town followed by ints. of a Grangemouth sawmill showing the men at work and the machinery. Talking head of chief engineer at the factory (7.05) gvs port; plaque to steamship "Charlotte Dundas"; shipyard at Grangemouth (7.48) talking head of narrator outside factory of dye manufacturers, aerial views of this factory, same talking head outside oil refinery (10.04) gvs oil tanker "British Corporal" docking at Grangemouth followed by gvs around oil refinery (11.20) int oil refinery; chemist describes the range of products produced by the plant (13.44) exts plastic factories, talking head of narrator, brief aerial views over Grangemouth factories (15.18) gvs modern housing schemes at Grangemouth viewed from the street, followed by talking head of narrator with review shots of timber factory and docks (17.44) ecs (17.49)