THOMAS TELFORD

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Argyllshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Science and technology
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: THOMAS TELFORD

Reference number: 2321

Date: 1963

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: Park Film Studios

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21 mins

Description: A study of the work of the Scottish engineer Thomas Telford.

Production file and teaching notes.

Credits: comm.s. Bill Jack
m. & arrangements. Francis Collinson
d. Douglas Gray

Shotlist: Opening Credits (1.34); Statue of Thomas Telford (1.47); pan shots of Parkhead Bridge (2.02); cars travelling over bridge (2.07); Shot of Parkhead Bridge again (2.09); Traffic, bus, Dean Bridge Edinburgh, stone bridge (2.26); Craigenitinny Bridge, iron bridge - traffic over the Spey (2.35); underneath shot of bridge (2.41); Stockholm - infrastructure (3.03); Canadian motor way (3.09); fly over which links London Airport with Central London (3.17); London traffic, exts. Institution of Civil Engineers building in London (3.33); Atlas showing the work of Thomas Telford with a picture of him (3.52); gvs. landscape, thistles, country roads, boy playing in water (4.30); Bridge at Langholm, Stone Masons work on bridge (4.42); Ruined Abbey, border countries, gvs of scenery (5.02); Edinburgh Castle, Notice for the Plan of the New Streets and Squares intended for the City of Edinburgh (5.13); Architect drawings (5.17); Ruined Abbey, famous landmarks in Edinburgh.... (5.37); gvs of landscape (5.45); l/s of Somerset House, various buildings (6.14); drawings, ships, designs (6.52); canal, cows in field, fisherman (7.09); drawing of canal in 1793, steam boat pulled by a horse, iron works (7.40); swans under bridge, holiday boats (8.03); Aqua duct, pushing boat, Valley of River Dee in Wales (8.58); Highlands, sketch of a successful road - Telford Design (10.05); Bridges, fisherman, Picture of John Gibb ( the man who built the Dean & Broomielaw Bridges) (10.37); Bridge over the Spey, lorry manoeuvring over the bridge, police man directing traffic (11.30); harbour with Sea Gulls, Aberdeen, ships in harbour, fishermen (12.05); Harbour Office Sign, picture of Telford in Harbour Engineers Office (12.23); Harbour, Murray Firth, people swimming and sunbathing (12.54); Caledonian Canal, map showing Inverness to Fort William (13.00); Cross section of Loch plan (13.49); gvs of canal (14.17); drawing of Napoleonic War Ships (14.22); Canal which opened in 1822, men operating a canal lock, yacht, other boats (15.23); Map of Scotland, Inverness to Fort William, Map showing Stockholm to Gothenburg (15.45); Yacht (15.55); people on their bikes waiting for the Lock to be closed, sign saying MOTALA, canal, grave of engineer who followed Telford's plan (16.23); Iron works, gvs of canal activities (18.15); picture of the opening of the canal (18.23); Bridge, oil tanker, sign for TONGLAND BRIDGE, TELFORD 1805 (18.38); drawing of Broomielaw, Glasgow, 1837 (18.56); drawing of horse and gig (19.20); Map of Scotland (19.30); drawing of designs, landscape, Wales, Waterfall, bridge (21.12); M1 motorway (21.40); Statue of Thomas Telford again (21.55); ecs (22.15)