GLASGOW FLOODS 1936

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Title: GLASGOW FLOODS 1936

Reference number: 2519

Date: 1936c

Director: [filmed by Jack Macfarlane]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.43 mins

Description: Family holiday shots in the Lake District and York and footage of the Glasgow floods in 1936. Collection 2513-2524. [See also refs. 2518, 2520, 2521, 2522, 2523].

Alex Barr, a local resident, dates the film about 1936. The railway line seen ran between Tollcross and Cambuslang (now the site of Cambuslang Indust. Estate, formerly the site of Nobel Explosive's Co.) The power station seen is the Clyde Mill Power Station.

Shotlist: No credits. gvs Lake District scenery (3.05) gvs boat on the Clyde with shot of Macfarlane family in motor launch (5.00) gvs ships including paddle steamer, yachts (6.22) shots of Macfarlane family outside their home and walking, possibly in Lake District (8.31) l/s of York Minster and gvs Knaresborough (9.08) gvs Fountains Abbey (?) (9.22) scenes of flooding of the river Clyde near Cambuslang with shots of children and vehicles on flooded road beside railway track [which ran from the Clyde Iron Works] (10.06) gvs river flooded with banks burst (by the Clyde Mill Power Station) (10.43)