COUNCIL'S ENTERPRISE

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Local government

Genres:

  • Newsreel

People/organisations:

  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: COUNCIL'S ENTERPRISE

Reference number: 0563

Date: 1923

Production company: Green's Film Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3 mins

Description: The building of the seawall at Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

Contemporary press accounts suggest that construction of the seawall was complete by Sept 1923 but that work on the infill of the Braes was still on-going.

Artwork on intertitles by Forest Niven.

Credits: "Green's Film Service, Glasgow and London" written on end credit.

[Artwork on title carries logo FN for Forest Niven, cartoonist at Glasgow Evening Times and employed by Green's Film Service from Autumn 1920.]

Shotlist: Credits (.10); The Town Council have decided to make Saltcoats more attractive to visitors. The "Braes" Are being filled up. Shots of coastline and houses along the shore. Pan round to harbour (1.07); The ferro-concrete seawall in course of construction. By making Saltcoats more attractive to visitors, this wall will serve a double purpose - to keep the water out and the money in. Various shots of seawall under construction. Bricklayers and other workmen walking along planks and working on the site. Gaffer in bowler hat (1.52)