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Glasgow 1980, Documentary, 1971 IMDB

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dsl SX

2014-12-11 20:15

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Another Bill Forsyth project from when he was a young lad, filmed in 1969-71 and included as an extra on 2014 BFI reissue of That Sinking Feeling on DVD. Fairly typical format urban development documentary with "things may be a bit of a mess now, but there's a golden future ahead when it's all sorted" message (which explains the 1980 part of the title), but more interesting than most because of the massive scale of sudden change for Glasgow at the time - urban motorways ploughing through the city, huge housing programmes, riverside dock redevelopment - a splurge of Really Big Ideas All At The Same Time, and the film catches all this part way through with enough of the old stuff still present to show what was lost. And some excellent quality filming.

Some reuse here

Rejects - first 2 can be promoted if identifiable:
1] Edit: Identified by mike962 and promoted to /vehicle_764117-Hy-Mac-580.html

2] dumper at 04-02
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3] Avenger at 26-56
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4] swarm of invalid carriages parked up by the barrier at football match (Celtic vs Rangers cup final at Hampden Park) - probably at least 30 of these things during the sequence
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- I'd forgotten how much this was standard practice at football grounds then

Other stuff

- Kingston bridge - cost £11m at the time
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- the old burnt-out St Andrews Hall, now rebuilt into the Mitchell library
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- M8 bulldozed through Charing Cross
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- Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (severely damaged by fire in 2014 with rebuild underway)
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- Safeways supermarket shelves, with biscuits for ingo
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.... supermarkets still very new innovation in 1970

- Shredded Wheat for jfs and John Major
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.... and the last days of pre-decimal currency - changeover was 15 Feb 1971

- dramatic pictures
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.... and finally a friend's sister in the crowd to watch Queen Mum open the Kingston Bridge on 26 June 1970
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- now a passionate anti-royalist.

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dsl SX

2014-12-11 20:19

Plane for impdb - could not spot a registration
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mike962 DE

2014-12-11 20:24

excavator is a british HY-MAC most likely model 580

actually I think you can even see "HY-MAC" written on the arm

like this

Link to "www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk"

the dumper I don't think its visible enough...

-- Last edit: 2014-12-11 20:26:18

dsl SX

2014-12-11 21:31

:king: Excavator at /vehicle_764117-Hy-Mac-580.html

sixcyl FR

2014-12-12 09:11

dsl wrote Plane for impdb - could not spot a registration

If you can't spot the registration on an airliner which is always on the rear of the fuselage, you have sometimes a second chance with part of it (1 or 2 letters, or number) often placed on:
- both sides of the nose like on this BAC-111-201AC One-Eleven of BUA-British United Airways ==> see JH, therefore it's G-ASJH,c/n 012 built in 1965.
- on landing gear flaps ==> see American Airlines Boeing 757 for instance (very frequent position)
- upon the cockpit on the middle ==> see BEA's Trident
- on the the nose tip ==> See Air France's Caravelle
- sometimes on the top of the tail fin ==> see Air Inter's Caravelle

BTW can we consider this BAC-111 is taking off from:
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport
- Glasgow's former Glasgow-Renfrew Airport operational main airport till 1966 when openned the new one in Abbotsinch

dsl SX

2014-12-12 12:40

It's definitely not Prestwick. Film date suggests Abbotsinch more likely than former Glasgow-Renfrew Airport??

Corkeyandpals US

2015-10-09 02:59

Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Glasgow_1980

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