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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 Silent Location: Glasgow
Get your freak on with the students at Glasgow’s RAG Weeks in the 1960s.
Our Public Parks
1947 20 mins Silent Location: Glasgow
A tour of Glasgow's green spaces
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent 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 Silent Location: Glasgow
The 'Tank Bank' tours through Scotland, selling War Bonds, raising money for the war effort and boosting morale
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.