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  • glasgow


  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport


  • Amateur
  • Educational


  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)


  • 1930s

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Title: glasgow getS TO work

Reference number: 3246

Date: 1935*

Production company: SEFA (glasgow Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.26 mins

Description: glasgow's transport system at work in the city and on the river Clyde, and to assist the football crowds going to Hampden Park.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: titles (.09) shot of glasgow rooftops (.19) A survey of the city's transport arrangements shot of city street with trams and cars and horses and carts, taken from rooftop (.28) shot of trams on Jamaica Bridge (.34) The city at work shot of tram, ext. of shops and Bank of Scotland at Charing Cross (.44) shot of policeman on horseback directing traffic on street (possibly Sauchiehall Street) shot of lane with sign across it reading "glasgow Herald" (.54) general street scenes of traffic, loading and unloading goods, horses and carts (1.07) shots of residential areas outside centre of city (1.25) steam trains pulling out of and into Central Station (2.01) building construction work on new housing outside centre of city (2.24) shots of glasgow Corporation double decker buses (2.44) passengers getting on and off trams in the city centre (3.02) map of subway and ext. of Kelvinbridge subway station with passengers buying their tickets and going down the stairs to subway, brief shot of subway train (3.48) shot of the Albert Bridge with trams, traffic and pedestrians on it (4.04) shot of glasgow and George V Bridges with trams, traffic and pedestrians (4.47) shot of a vessel docked, a puffer and a ferry crossing the Clyde with passengers walking off ferry (5.50) shot of the Renfrew ferry with horse-drawn carts and vehicles driving off and on (6.41) car driving into lift into the Finnieston Tunnel, and driving out again (7.12) c/u of The Evening Times poster reading "Cup Final Crowds Invade glasgow" (7.20) shot of policeman directing traffic and trams lined up, and a bus which reads "Hampden Park Special Service" (7.27) men getting off trams and buses and crowd going into Hampden Park (7.50) trams lined up outside park, intercut with c/u of newspaper Saturday Supplement poster reading "Cup Final Half-Time Score" (7.59) crowd leaving Hampden (8.00) c/u newspaper poster reading "Full Time Results" (8.03) men running to get onto waiting trams The End (8.20) ecs (8.26)