In showing various aspects of Glasgow’s transport system this documentary also shows the pace and vitality of Glasgow day-to-day life. The complex transport infrastructure, lacking or less developed in other parts of Scotland, is that of a great industrial city. Glasgow was later to pay for this sheer scale and cultural and economic dominance of the rest of small town Scotland. A petty minded anti-Glasgow bias ran through the whole post war planning era.
Additional Information: A survey of Municipal Housing Activity in Glasgow. New council housing at Knightswood, Cranhill, Pollock and Tollcross.
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titles (.09) shot of Glasgow rooftops (.19) A survey of the city’s transport arrangements shot of city street with trams and cars and horses and carts, taken from rooftop (.28) shot of trams on Jamaica Bridge (.34) The city at work shot of tram, ext. of shops and Bank of Scotland at Charing Cross (.44) shot of policeman on horseback directing traffic on street (possibly Sauchiehall Street) shot of lane with sign across it reading
Glasgow Herald (.54) general street scenes of traffic, loading and unloading goods, horses and carts (1.07) shots of residential areas outside centre of city (1.25) steam trains pulling out of and into Central Station (2.01) building construction work on new housing outside centre of city (2.24) shots of Glasgow Corporation double decker buses (2.44) passengers getting on and off trams in the city centre (3.02) map of subway and ext. of Kelvinbridge subway station with passengers buying their tickets and going down the stairs to subway, brief shot of subway train (3.48) shot of the Albert Bridge with trams, traffic and pedestrians on it (4.04) shot of Glasgow and George V Bridges with trams, traffic and pedestrians (4.47) shot of a vessel docked, a puffer and a ferry crossing the Clyde with passengers walking off ferry (5.50) shot of the Renfrew ferry with horse-drawn carts and vehicles driving off and on (6.41) car driving into lift into the Finnieston Tunnel, and driving out again (7.12) c/u of The Evening Times poster reading
Cup Final Crowds Invade Glasgow (7.20) shot of policeman directing traffic and trams lined up, and a bus which reads
Hampden Park Special Service (7.27) men getting off trams and buses and crowd going into Hampden Park (7.50) trams lined up outside park, intercut with c/u of newspaper Saturday Supplement poster reading
Cup Final Half-Time Score (7.59) crowd leaving Hampden (8.00) c/u newspaper poster reading
Full Time Results (8.03) men running to get onto waiting trams The End (8.20) ecs (8.26)