FIFE FACE LIFT

Vox pops; opinions on the removal of old coal bings from the Cowdenbeath area. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Architecture and buildings
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Environment, the
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Dateline

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FIFE FACE LIFT

Reference number: T2232

Date: 1964

Production company: STV

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30.12 mins

Description: A report on the regeneration of industrial wastelands and towns around Fife and Lanarkshire with the removal of old mine workings and bings and the construction of new housing and shopping centres.

Shotlist: Roll 1
Gvs coal bings (0.16) Leader (0.26) Cottages next to harbour (0.32) Small boats in the harbour and lobster pots in the foreground (0.42) A group of children head up through small narrow street (0.48) Gvs of old pit workings and bings (1.30) Pan down row of miners houses (1.39) shot of the dilapidated roof of one of the houses (1.47) Leader (1.56) i/v with Mr McWilliam on the improvements being made to unused pit sites around Fife, set on what remains of the Jenny Gray Colliery in West Fife (6.29) Leader (6.39) Vox pops of Cowdenbeath residents on the improvements which have been made with the removal of the old coal bings (10.20) Leader (10.30) Reporter to camera in front of old mine site which is currently being flattened and improved (10.56) I/v with Mr Storey, Park Superintendant on his job of removing the bings (13.41) Leader (13.51) Young children playing in the streets (14.09) men at work on a new building (14.17) pan from building site in Cambuslang to reporter interviewing spokesman Mr Sherry who speaks about the redevelopment of towns and clean-up of industrial areas in Lanarkshire; funding and local support for the new town plans; requirements of industry in new factories (19.58)

Roll 2
I/v with Mr Gartside , Director of Elite Automation on their new factory at Cowdenbeath (1.56) reporter to camera on the improvements being made (2.34) Gvs bings (2.44) An unidentified machine, resembling a door mechanism (2.58)

Roll 3
Gvs bings (0.13) Leader (0.37) Lorries and diggers at work on the bings (1.26) Pan down row of houses to children playing on waste ground (1.48) Diggers at work (2.11) A house is demolished (2.25) Leader (2.34) gvs bings (2.57) lorries take away the debris (3.17) People standing around watching the work (3.33) Gvs construction site (4.05) Leader (4.45) gvs of new and old buildings (5.16) Leader (6.08) A new block of flats (6.19) The bings (6.25)

Roll 4
montage of a variety of old and new housing (1.02) c/u's various plans for housing (1.07) A woman greets officials at her front door (1.14) Camera pans through her modern flat (1.27)