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Reference number: 0012

Date: 1910 - 1922

Sponsor: Scottish Film Council

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.02 mins

Description: A selection of topical films made in the early years of the 20th century looking at life in Glasgow, including holidaymakers at Wemyss Bay, a picnic at Rouken Glen, recruiting march in 1914 and pedestrians strolling along Great Western Road in 1914 and 1922 .

Film produced by C. A. Oakley ca. 1940, and compiled from original nitrate films he discovered in the 1930’s.

See also ref. 0019 and ref. 0570 for full version of extracts used in this compilation.

Credits: arranged by C.A. Oakley
assisted by P.M. Hall
[p. James Hart 1930]

Shotlist: [Note:- film has been shotlisted at 24fps. Actual running speed is a total of 13.02 mins @ 16fps.]

Credits (.11); A selection of films that have survived in the passing of time showing what the people of Glasgow used to look like. 1910 Wemyss Bay Station. Our Grannies' Grannies set out for their fair holidays. LNW Railway (.23); General scenes of holiday makers in the station (.53); 1913 Saturday afternoon picnic arranged by Mr David Stewart for Springburn children. Mothers came too. The party goes on to Rouken Glen. Children's parade passing Gourlay Street in Springburn (1.42); Children playing in Rouken Glen Park. Games include skipping, running, swings and adult races (2.21); Autumn 1914 (7th November) Just after the First World War had begun, a recruiting march by the Chamber of Commerce Battalion (17th HLI). Exterior of the City Chambers (2.41); Recruiting march by 17th HLI. Parade passes through George Square and unidentified officer takes the salute (3.10); Autumn 1914. Mr James Hart made this delightful study of a Sunday morning church parade in Great Western Road. Soon afterwards, the elegancies of the Edwardian era passed away, never to come back. Study of pedestrians during Sunday promenade in Great Western Road, Glasgow (5.14); 1922. Eight years later Mr Hart went to Great Western Road on a Sunday morning. Some of the old customs still live on, but the significant changes brought about by the war are clearly seen too. Study of pedestrians leaving the church in Great Western Road and promenading. Shots of Botanic Gardens and Kelvinbridge (6.39); 1922. A procession arranged to celebrate the jubilee of the Glasgow tramways. Although horse drawn trams had not been used for 20 years, two were brought out for the occasion by Glasgow Corporation. Procession to celebrate the 50th Jubilee of Glasgow tramways, with two horse-drawn trams passing the corner of Maryhill Road and St George's Road [north side]. Brief glimpse of Gibb and McNab, dental premises (7.15); Procession passes General Post Office at George Square (8.07)