WIDENING OF A77, NEWTON MEARNS

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Places:

  • Renfrewshire

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: WIDENING OF A77, NEWTON MEARNS

Reference number: 7343

Date: 1959*/1961*

Director: [attributed to James Anderson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.12 mins

Description: A record of extensive roadworks and widening of the A77 at Mearns Cross c. 1959 - 1961. This work affected Anderson's Garage considerably.

Shotlist: [no title] exts Anderson's Garage, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns; sign on front reads 'Humber, Hillman, Commer, Sunbeam, Talbot'; shot of car approaching garage, view of road past garage (0.23) sign 'Scottish Home Department Road Improvement in Progress next 3 miles' gvs as seen from moving vehicle as it starts from this sign, travelling down the Ayr Road, finishing with left turn into garage forecourt (1.23) gvs same, opposite direction (1.43) exts garage, extension being built (1.51) tracking shot from moving car as it travels down into Newton Mearns,, pulls in not long after garage on LHS (2.24) gvs same, opposite direction to Mearns Cross (2.40) general roadworks directly outside garage (3.21) shot of car manoeuvering in garage forecourt (3.30) road construction work, Mearns Cross (3.39) shot from car as it travels down new road into Newton Mearns, to garage on LHS (4.25) shot moving down Ayr Road (5.00) gvs construction work outside garage, including laying pipes and levelling work [Drysdale' are the builders] (6.40) brief shot forecourt, now levelled and finished (6.41) in misty weather conditions, old pipes and tarmac are dug up, gvs earth moving, brick wall is constructed, possibly foundations (?) (8.10) ground is levelled, stone chips spread out, steam roller in action (8.30) new wall is built in garden of house adjacent to garage (8.37) view from front room of adjacent house, gvs construction (9.15) 'Tru Mix' concrete tipper in action, gvs levelling and steam rolling forecourt (9.44) tracking shot from moving car as it progresses up the Ayr Road, the road is now widened (10.32) view of road from hill overlooking Newton Mearns (10.58) newly widened road outside garage (11.19) gvs Mearns Cross, looking down the current Mearnskirk Road, roadworks now complete (11.40) gvs diggers, tarmac being dug up in middle of road to create traffic island and row of shops; gvs new road (12.12)