TENEMENT HOUSING IN ABERDEEN

A Doric poem - an Aberdeen woman’s reflections on the difference between life in the tenements and a modern semi-detached. (clip)

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Genres:

  • Television news

Series:

  • Grampian today

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: TENEMENT HOUSING IN ABERDEEN

Reference number: N0096

Date: 1979

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.17 mins

Description: News item regarding tenement housing, on the occasion of an exhibition celebrating this part of Aberdeen's heritage. Interview concerns the architectural value of tenements and their likely fate.

Shotlist: exts various tenement houses in Aberdeen (0.21) interview with man who discusses their architectural merits, continuing in v/o (0.30) c/u black and white photographs of tenement housing, intercut with exts various tenement houses in Aberdeen (1.28) continuation of interview, discussing possible 'romanticisation' of tenements and the likelihood of their survival (1.54) exts new modern bungalow housing; Doric tenement poem in v/o (2.02) tenements (2.59) exts new housing (3.17)