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Progress Report II
Two steps forward, one step back as Glasgow’s housing schemes sees residents go from tenement, to prefab, to pebbledashed concrete cottages
Public Information Filler 1948 10 mins
The notorious Glasgow tenements had to go, but the struggle to replace them in the shortened circumstances of postwar Britain led to many compromises. This film released two years after the first 'Progress Report' focusses mostly on the Pollok area in the south west of the city. It gives two thumbs up to progress on the far-sighted plans which modern eyes can see led to shortsighted solutions.
The film also looks at developments in Greenfaulds, Springboig, Balornock and Milton.
Glasgow Student Rag
Amateur film 1968 6 mins Location: Glasgow
Get your freak on with the students at Glasgow’s RAG Weeks in the 1960s.
Our Public Parks
1947 20 mins Location: Glasgow
A tour of Glasgow's green spaces
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Location: Glasgow
It's a wet and gloomy day in Glasgow and the locals are out in force for the annual Territorials' Church Parade.
Documentary 1936 24 mins Location: Euston Sta
The flagship of the GPO Film Unit's output and a cornerstone of British documentary, featuring music by Benjamin Britten and the verse of W.H. Auden.
School programme and Educational film 1936 7 mins Location: Glasgow
Splendour and grace - steel and ships made in Glasgow
Tank Bank's Tour through Scotland
Non-Fiction 1918 15 mins Location: Glasgow
The 'Tank Bank' tours through Scotland, selling War Bonds, raising money for the war effort and boosting morale
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Home movie 1960 5 mins Location: Haverfordwest/Hwlffordd
Moo, mart, marriage and spring blooms – it’s all happening in Pembrokeshire.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
A Stroll across the Severn Bridge
Home movie 1975 3 mins Location: Severn Road Bridge
Mrs Joan Elizabeth Jones and her daughter Miriam put their best feet forward and cross the bridge, a scooter taking them by surprise.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.