The game is a bogey. The end of an era. The ball is on the slates.
A crucial turning point - wait a minute these tenements aren’t all that bad - anyway we can afford to go on like we have been.
Made to encourage Glaswegians living in what was left of the old city tenements to act collectively to refurbish their old homes, their closes, their neighbourhoods. Made only three years after Glasgow 1980 this film calls a halt to Comprehensive Redevelopment - mass demolition and mass relocation.
w.& d. Charles Gormley 1961 col sound Made to demonstrate how improvements to Glasgow city tenements could be made with the aid of Home Improvement Grants.
Original Format: 16mm Sponsor: sp. Films of Scotland and the Corporation of Glasgow Production Company: p.c. Tree Film
Credits:* nar. James Copeland
Additional Information: Made to demonstrate how improvements to Glasgow city tenements could be made with the aid of Home Improvement Grants.
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No opening credits. Interview with James Gordon? in his flat (.30) title and credits (.37) gvs Glasgow cityscape: new flats (Hutchesontown E) and old tenements (1.33) gvs tenements on the south side, charing Cross and Woodside (2.30) tenement stair (2.40) empty old tenement flat with kitchen range, cold water sink, coal bunker, bed recess, etc. (3.05) back courts (3.50) modern bathroom created out of former middle flat and outside toilet on landing. gvs renovations to tenement flats (4.45) family settling into renovated flat (5.56) rehabilitation work on a flat . Interview with woman concerning the improvements (7.15) stair, exterior of tenements. shots of internal renovation by private landlords (9.08) East End - experimental arrangement in building, with 26 closes of mixed owner-ship (local authority, private landlord and owner/occupier) and their improvement scheme (10.30) interview with Alec Gordon? in his flat on plans for improvement (11.05) interview with woman on formation of Residents’ Association for back court improvement (12.39) shots of pre-war housing scheme, back courts (13.01) tenements (13.18) old empty flat, before and after renovation (14.25) gvs city centre (15.17) ecs (15.50)