CLYDEBANK, ARMISTICE DAY AND SINGER GALA

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CLYDEBANK, ARMISTICE DAY AND SINGER GALA

Reference number: 1588

Date: 1959c

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.51 mins

Description: Visuals of Clydebank, parks, new housing and the industrial skyline. Also includes coverage of Armistice Day celebrations and Singer Sports day celebrations.

See also website at http://www.theclydebankstory.com/ for general information about Clydebank [last accessed 3/4/2008].

Shotlist: [no title or credits] [very underexposed] shot of 'Electricity' sign (0.00) [exposure normal] shot of floral clock with 'Singer 1959' arranged in flowers. gvs park, with floral displays, model boats, decorated bandstands etc (0.34) Visuals of Clydebank, including church exts, new housing (some still under construction by SSHA), industrial skyline, some derelict buildings, row upon row of houses as seen from elevated position overlooking the town (6.58) shots from train of scenery along the Clyde estuary (8.42) Brief shots of cruises on the Forth and Clyde Canal at Bowling. Shots of water tower and reservoir (?) (10.29) Armistice Day parade (?) Shots of Provost, civic and military officials as they lay wreaths at war memorial, Town Hall, Clydebank (12.27) views over graveyard, houses and gardens (12.48) Short sequence of the procession of the Singer Gala Queen during gala day at Singer sports field (15.51)