CLYDEBANK'S RENTS PROTEST

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire

Subjects:

  • Housing and living conditions
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Television news

Series:

  • Scotland today

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: CLYDEBANK'S RENTS PROTEST

Reference number: T0002

Date: 1973, November 5

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.55 mins

Description: Shots of demonstrators with placards, protesting in support of Clydebank Town Council. Jimmy Reid reads a Declaration of Intent written after a meeting of all the convenors of factories in Clydebank, protesting the Rent Act.

Shotlist: No credits. Shots of demonstrators with placards filing into Clydebank town hall. l/s clocktower (0.39) ms policeman on corner (0.45) tracking shots of protesters walking into the town hall (2.00) c/u sign "High Rents Low Wages = Tory Policy" (2.08) l/s two policemen walking down street and speak to a couple of the protesters (2.20) ls group on pavement, two men hold up banner "Singer Shop Stewards" (2.32) m/s Reid, he walks towards photographer, and door of town hall; m/s Reid and colleagues? sign document on street (3.34) l/s two older men holding up "UCS Joint Shop Stewards Committee" (3.39) l/s town hall clock tower, showing ten o'clock (3.45) Reid proposes to present the declaration of intent to the council; second man [Convenor, John Brown's] proposes that the whole group go in, and then leave (4.22) shots group filing in [shouts of "Tories Out"] (4.39) m/s Jimmy Reid gives a brief statement at the doorway, explaining how the "Declaration of Intent" came to be drafted after a meeting of "All the convenors of all the factories in Clydebank", and then reads it out. (6.38) l/s Clydebank Town Hall (6.55)