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  • Glasgow


  • Ceremonies
  • Construction and engineering
  • Religion


  • Amateur


  • 1930s

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Reference number: 7954

Date: 1935, March - November

Director: filmed by Rev. James Massie Milne

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 5.42 mins

Description: A record of the building, laying of foundation stone, opening and dedication ceremony of Rutherglen Congregational Church, March - November 1935

Milne was minister at the Congregational Church in Eyemouth 1947 - 1964.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from speed corrected Digital Betacam at 16fps. Manual control track]

(0.00) CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, JOHNSTONE DRIVE, RUTHERGLEN. BUILDING BEGUN WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH 1935. shot of family walking around building site, entering fenced off area (0.22) man carrying spade over his shoulder stops for camera (0.37) small boy looks up to camera as he stands in building site (0.44) FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY 25TH MAY 1935. gvs crowds sitting outdoors, ladies wearing furs and hats, men in Sunday best (0.59) men make speeches to microphone (1.05) congregation sing hymns in the open air (1.16) further speeches, the foundation stone is ceremonially set into place (2.06) people continue singing, contribute to colletion box on top of foundation stone (presumably to go toward building costs?) (2.36) two small children play in rubble, gvs slow pan congregation sitting in open air - some smile to camera (3.34) group pose for camera, mostly young people and children (3.54) group of me gather around foundation stone, they watch over collection box (4.07) gvs women chatting (4.16) CHURCH COMPLETED 9TH NOVEMBER 1935. OPENING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY exts church (4.38) family walk towards church, various people arrive by car and on foot (4.54) c/u foundation stone which reads "This foundation stone was laid by John Paterson, May 25th 1935. This is none other but the house of God" (5.01) gvs people arriving and posing to camera (opening ceremony?) gvs people entering church for service (5.42)