GREEN OF GLASGOW, the

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Music

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Annand, Louise
  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: GREEN OF GLASGOW, the

Reference number: 0573

Date: 1962

Director: d. William Thomson

Sponsor: Schools Museum Service

Production company: SEFA (Glasgow Group)

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.00 mins

Description: A history of Glasgow Green, and the benefits it provides - an open space for meetings and sports, the carnival during the Glasgow Fair and the People's Palace museum.

Credits: This film gained three stars in the Amateur Cine World Ten Best Competition in 1962. Made with the co-operation of Mr Emslie, Curator of the People's Palace.
sc., commentary and d. William Thomson
camera Robert Horn and group members
speaking voices Robert Horn
titles G V Stevenson
p. Louise Annand
songs by Barbara Crawford, Isobel Crawford, Priscilla Fisher, Audrey Fisher, Mary Wightman, Malcolm Crawford, Ian Davidson, Robert Mackie, John Moreland, and Robert Rankin.
recording William Thomson, with the assistance of G I McIver, DLM Alexander.

Shotlist: Credits (1.09); Old painting of city and Glasgow Green (1.31); Various shots of the Green and of the buildings surrounding it, including Stockwell Bridge, the courthouse, Jail Square (2.54); Old print of the area (3.05); Dr Pritchard, the last man to be hanged in public in Jail Square (3.13); General views of the Green (4.30); Suspension bridge over the Clyde (4.42); Various prints of old Glasgow buildings. Thomas Lipton's house at No 13 Crown Street. Photograph of the trophy presented to him, "to the gamest loser in the world" by unidentified admirers. (5.40); Children's playground (6.28); Painting of James Watt. Charlotte Street entrance to the Green, source of inspiration to Watt (7.12); Print of golf clubhouse and then the putting green as it is today (7.25); Road round Glasgow Green, built by the unemployed (7.54); Monteith Row (8.41); Shots of Templeton's carpet factory (9.07); The People's Palace and shots of the exhibits (9.46); Drying green and tennis courts (11.03); The eastern boundary and Allen's Pen (11.45); Rowing teams in the river (12.37); General shots of football pitches in the Green. Shots of a match at Ibrox stadium (13.58); The site of Charles Edward Stuart's review of the troops during the 1745 rebellion. Old prints of Hanoverian supporters (14.31); "Ban the Bomb" demonstration on the Green (15.03); Shots of the carnival during Glasgow Fair (15.46); Shots of the Green and more old prints (15.53); ecs (16.18)