McQUILKEN FILM TWO

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Politics

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: McQUILKEN FILM TWO

Reference number: 2507

Date: 1960c

Director: [filmed by William McQuilken]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.41 mins, c

Description: Film documenting strikes in the early 1960s, including the mill strike; Apprentices' strike; Rolls Royce and the Pressed Steel company. Willie Gallacher appears during the Apprentices' strike footage, as an elderly man. Also shots of the arrival of Krushchev's aircraft in Scotland.

[The late William McQuilken was Paisley District Secretary of the AEU and an active member of the Communist Party]. [See also refs. 2506, 2508].

Shotlist: ls girls display Highland dancing on a small platform; pipe bands march through park (0.44) Mill strike; pipe bands walking along street, followed by marchers, Paisley Co-operative, then Coates thread mill in b/ground (2.02) marchers assemble in gardens (2.36) exts. house with "Vote Douglas Johnston" poster in window (2.49) ms and ls man delivers speech [Johnston?]; shots of workers listening, most wearing buff coats (3.27) two men shake hands outside house; Johnston? and another man scrutinise a pamphlet (3.48) Demonstration march, Apprentice's Strike (4.09) demonstration in Glasgow, mounted police in f/ground, pan over waiting marchers (4.39) ms march, carrying banners of workers from Harland and Wolff, Fleming & Ferguson, Bab's [Babcock & Wilcox?]; Clydeside Apprentices Committee with shots of Willie Gallacher (5.24) ls speaker addressing large crowd of young men; crowd dispersing (6.10) Shots of Divisional Committee of the A.E.U., Rothesay; ms man, Rothesay pier in b/ground (6.24) ms three men walking and chatting along pier (6.39); Mick McGahey giving speech to workers (7.26) exts. Pressed Steel Co. Ltd., strikers lined up along railings outside (7.38) Rolls Royce strike; demonstration against bombs and for higher wages; protesters also carry "Vote McLennan" placards; Gordon McLennan gives speech [Communist candidate for Glasgow Govan in 1959 General election] (7.54) demo, including demands for equal pay for women; AEU Junior Workers Committee; Rolls Royce Shop Stewards Committee (10.29) Hugh Gaitskell in Glasgow - Anti-Polaris rally held in front of band stand [Queen's Park?] (11.11) ms sign "Haste Ye Back to Scotland", plane "CCCP 75716" with Soviet flag marking on runway in b/ground; passengers disembark [including Khrushchev? oov]; ls aircraft, small crowd in f/ground (11.41)