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Glasgow Gets to Work
Glasgow Gets to Work

Glasgow Gets to Work 1935

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Glasgow Gets to Work 1935

8 mins Scotland

Travel back in time to 1935 and learn about Glasgow's transport network with the help of handy intertitles and maps. Steam trains puff through St Enoch’s Station, trams and buses cart crowds of fans to Hampden Park for the Scottish Cup final, and ferries ferry horses and carts across the Clyde. Go underground at Kelvinbridge Subway station or tunnel your way under the river using now redundant rotundas. Alternatively, go overground on Glasgow’s beautiful bridges.

Made by SEFA (Scottish Educational Film Association), who formed in 1935 in order to promote the use of educational films and other visual aids in education.

SEFA collaborated closely with the Scottish Film Council to achieve these aims, with joint publications on aspects of film in teaching, children's viewing habits, and use of the resources of the Scottish Central Film Library.

During the Second World War, SEFA ran mobile cinema shows in rural areas for evacuees. After the war, they worked with the Scottish Film Council to make educational films depicting aspects of Scottish life. As such, the films would have been shown in classrooms throughout Scotland during the post-war era.

The Scottish Screen Archive is a film and video collection of over 100 years of Scotland's history. It reflects 20th-century Scottish social, cultural and industrial history, the lives of ordinary Scots across the generations and the achievements of Scottish film-makers in the craft of film production.

Genres

School programme and Educational film Amateur film

Tags

Transport Trams Steam trains Buses River ferries

Collection

Most Popular Free 2016

Released

1935

Country

Scotland

Language

English

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