Film: 4109

Places + Locations | 1930 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Excellent early shots of central Glasgow from the 1930s with soot and grime covered buildings now cleaned up.

George Square Glasgow with trams. Corner of Glassford Street looking towards what is now the Museum of Modern Art. Street signs at the corner of Wellington Street and Bothwell Street. Exterior signs for commercial companies including The Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited. Clydesdale Bank, The Bank of Scotland. St Vincent Street sign. The British Linen Bank; The Union Bank of Scotland Ltd; The Royal Bank of Scotland signs. Royal Exchange Square Archway. The Union Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd; Royal Mail Lines Limited; The Pacific Steam Navigation Company signs. Anchor Line and Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Passages booked to all parts of the world. Brief shot of Argyle Street. Sign. Exterior of "Boots the Chemist" with large mortar and pestle. Buchanan street sign. Brief shot of Buchanan Street pre-pedestrianisation. Sauchiehall Street sign. Various shots of Sauchiehall Street with street signs. La Scala Cinema. Trams on Sauchiehall Street pre-pedestrianisation.


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