SPECIAL CONSTABULARY CRAIGIE ST, HAMPDEN, GEORGE SQUARE

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Title: SPECIAL CONSTABULARY CRAIGIE ST, HAMPDEN, GEORGE SQUARE

Reference number: 10456

Date: 1945c

Director: filmed by Averil and Willie Murdoch

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.11 mins

Description: Amateur film of activities based around Craigie Street Police Office, headquarters of the Southern Division in Glasgow, towards the end of the war.

Shotlist: Shots of policeman [Willie Murdoch] in uniform getting into a car (SS Jaguar). Shots of a group of policemen walking down Craigie Street, Govanhill, Glasgow holding a bench. Shots of the policemen outside Strathbungo School getting prepared for an official group photograph. Shots of the photographer directing the men then taking the photograph under a hooded camera. Shots of the policemen chatting and laughing. Shots of the men returning the bench past a building with sandbags piled up outside. Shots of the men standing in a line in their uniforms outside a building. Shots of women cleaning the floor in front of a police patrol van. Shots of one of the police officers taking more informal photograph of the men. Shots of a fire drill - fire being lit in a shed set up like a household dining room. Closer up shots of the fire as a man in uniform uses a stirrup pump. Shots of the men coiling up a hose. Shots of a man who may be the police captain and shots of another man in uniform polishing a car. Shots of the policemen playing around and dancing in front of the camera. Shots of Ibrox Park showing the policemen standing in formation. Shots of people meeting officials and shots of the policemen being inspected. Shots of a man washing a car and shots of men being inspected in front of Strathbungo Public School. Shots of officials taking the salute in central Glasgow - march past followed by pipers and policemen. A pipe band is followed by more shots of police. (Note from donor: End of war Thanksgiving Service. George Square, Glasgow Cathedral Service)