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  • Glasgow


  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport


  • Documentary


  • Templar Films


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 8839

Date: 1957c

Production company: Templar Film Studios

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.33 mins

Description: Shots of preparations for the construction of the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow, including shots of the Whiteinch vehicular ferry crossing the river and an official turf-cutting ceremony.

Shotlist: [no title] blank (0.02) c/u shot of sign 'Clyde Navigation Trust - Whiteinch Vehicular Ferry' - shots of vehicles driving off ferry on to street - shot of ferry leaving slipway - high shot of ferry crossing Clyde - tracking shot from ferry - shots of ferry approaching ramp - gvs of passengers and vehicles on board, gates being opened and cars driving off - shots of vehicles driving on to ferry (1.38) wide shot of cleared ground next to river, marquee set up - shots of guests listening to speakers on podium, shot of workers around 'Charles Brand' crane - shots of Lord Provost Andrew Hood on podium being presented with ceremonial spade, intercut with shots of press photographers - shots of crowd applauding, Lord Provost speaking - shots of Lord Provost entering fenced area to cut first turf of tunnel building project - gvs of crowd and photographers, wide shot of site with shipyards cranes in background (3.13) shot of bulldozer shovelling debris on demolition site - wide shot of tenements with gap site cleared for tunnel construction (3.27) blank (3.33)