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  • Glasgow


  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping


  • Amateur
  • Documentary


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 4512

Date: 1972*

Director: filmed by Mr Tom Urie

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6 mins

Description: Pleasure trip on the 'sludge boat', the vessel built to dump Glasgow's sewage sludge in the deep water off Garroch Head on the Clyde estuary.

The 'sludge boat' took passengers for pleasure cruises down the Clyde estuary.

Shotlist: Sludge boat 'Shieldhall' sailing down the river. Gv of a dredger deepening the channel. Gv around the deck of the sludge boat : lifeboat, passengers playing deck games. [B/W] Gv of the engine room [two vertical reciprocating steam engines (?)], c/u of the ship's telegraph. [Col] view a large cog [steam driven steering gear(?)]. View of another, more modern sludge ship, sailing by. Men turning wheels on deck to release the sludge into the water. C/u of the water surrounding the ship changing colour. Fresh water running onboard the deck. C/u of the Torch lighthouse ship servicing buoy lights. Gv of the sludge boat docking at harbour. The End. Picture of a Kodak box TU D8L. (6mins)