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Title: BUILDING NEW HOUSES AT cumbernauld

Reference number: 5343

Date: 1958c

Production company: Templar Film Studios

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.25 mins

Description: Overview of house construction in cumbernauld with men at work.

'McLays Visit' written on original film tail leader in chinagraph.

Shotlist: Digger [with the sign "Scottish Land Development Corporation"] and bulldozer at work on building site, shells of newly constructed housing (0.35) workmen measuring and sawing wood (0.59) cement mixer, shots of newly constructed flat roofed housing (1.18) workman hammering wood onto roof (1.46) tar bucket being winched onto roof, poured and spread before being coated with chips (2.57) workmen unload bags of cement from small vehicle and prepare to mix it (3.58) workman fills hod with cement (4.10) int. plaster walls with cement (4.46) woman cleans window of occupied house as workman works next door (5.02) dignitaries and guests entering marquee before officially opening new houses at Braehead Road - photographers present as the first door is opened. THE END (6.25)