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A Sermon in Stone (1930s)
Scenes of 1930s Glasgow from a film of the Iona Community.
A Sermon in Stone Video Clip

Heavy Industries (1936)

Work in a Glasgow shipyard at the industry’s peak.
Pre-war Glasgow Shipyard Video Clip

Song of the Clyde (1942)

A wartime film of Glasgow’s industry and city centre.
Glasgow’s Shipbuilders Video Clip

Glasgow Docklands (1956)

The working life of the docks of Glasgow.

Ferries over the Clyde Video Clip
Glasgow Docklands Video Clip
The Clyde Video Clip

Seawards The Great Ships (1960)
The Oscar winning film of Clydeside shipbuilding.

Launching Ships Video Clip
Types of Ships Video Clip

Peoples Story - Work (1988)
Memories of Scottish life in 1938.
Getting Shipyard Work audio clip

Scotland on Film (2002)
Interviewees from the TV programme share memories of Scotland.
Jim Kane - Riveters Video Clip
Jim Kane - Shipyard Toilets Video Clip
Jim Kane - Shipyards Video Clip
Jim Kane - UCS Video Clip
Life on the estate
Fishing and Farming
Jute Mills
Steel and Iron
The Factories
The Mines

Ann Adamson-Eadie of Glasgow. Working in the Shipyards.
When I was just about 5 my Mum was taken in to the then Paisley Maternity Hospital (now Ross Hall) in November 1969 to have my little brother. I was sent to work with my Dad for the day. He worked in Fairfields in Govan. This was of course long before creches or 'take your daughter to work days'. I had great fun with the Gateman, playing with his cat, he even let me pick the kitten he would keep. The thing I remember most is the size of the ships, to me they looked like mountains. My Dad promised me he would wave when he got to the top of his, which he did and I was frightened that he would fall off, I thought the boats were hollow and that as he was a marine engineer he had to build the engine first, before they would build the rest of the ship!!! I often wonder if the Gateman got into bother for hiding me in there all day and if he really did keep that kitten.

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