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Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:01 am

Done a search - 3 exactly and haven't found this anywhere else here :)

Beautiful digitally restored short films on the BFI channel on youtube

Jamaica Street 1901 - what's there now where the row of houses are shown at the end of the film?




Kelvingrove and Bandstand 1926

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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:23 am

Bridie wrote:Done a search - 3 exactly and haven't found this anywhere else here :)

Beautiful digitally restored short films on the BFI channel on youtube

Jamaica Street 1901 - what's there now where the row of houses are shown at the end of the film?






And every gentleman had a hat. Even the cartie with a coal sack as a cape had a bunnet. No Bare headed scoundrels. And the hatless result today

Reams of figures have been published showing the scale of Glasgow’s ills but still the question remains: why are the citizens so unhealthy?
Simple. Going out without headwear.
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Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:50 am

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Reams of figures have been published showing the scale of Glasgow’s ills but still the question remains: why are the citizens so unhealthy?
Simple. Going out without headwear.



and another reason? This might be the streets of London but it could have been Glasgow or anywhere when I was a wee lassie.




btw the Jamaica St one makes me sad and I don't really know why maybe it's because most of the people are making contact with the camera the wee boys nudging each other and laughing - all long gone. Power of the camera!

Is this where the houses were?

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Jamaica ... 33.71,,0,5

Also at 1.36 - looks like corner of Hope Street and Waterloo?? and what were the people looking at or doing in the background?

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Jamaica ... 36.76,,0,5

Great channel over 300 short films from all over UK
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:24 am

Looks like the guys were just having a wee keek over the bridge at the river. Great film.
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Postby duck » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:13 am

The Jamaica Street one is brilliant. Where, though, are all those people going? What was on the South Side that so many people, and apparently rather well to do at that, were heading to?
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Postby BrigitDoon » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:56 am

Great short piece, Jamaica Street.

I noticed the hats too. Everyone, and in 1926 too. What happened? I suppose all the hatters went mad and health and safety put them out of business.
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Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:03 pm

Did boats/ferries leave from the South side of the Clyde in those days?

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=4Ta8 ... q=&f=false

I suspect the well to do ones were heading down to various offices/merchants on the Clyde on both sides.
There were some big shops in Jamaica Street like Arnott's

Jamaica Street was the main artery from the city centre to the Clyde. It's like time travel watching all the bustle in 1901 fast forward to the 60's and the same street held only for me the memory of being fitted for my school uniform in Paisley's.

Now the street is like a wilderness, McDonald's, concrete car park - zilch character.
I'm getting obsessed with that film I see a different character each time I watch it :|
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:18 pm

Did you notice the woman hiding her face from the camera? I wonder if she was Comanche. :D
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Postby Josef » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:45 pm

GlasgowKen posted this wee BFI-related clip a while ago on this thread.

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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:15 pm

Bridie, there is a cart driver picking his nose and examining the result on his finger at 1:45. ::):
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Postby cumbo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:04 pm

Pure Magic Bridie, I want a time machine. :cry:
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Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:16 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Bridie, there is a cart driver picking his nose and examining the result on his finger at 1:45. ::):


::): I know and he does it every time I'm watching him
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Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:20 pm

cumbo wrote:Pure Magic Bridie, I want a time machine. :cry:


It almost is looking through the lens.

Thing is too the majority of them would be dead from WW1 and the flu epidemic which followed afterwards.
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Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:34 pm

Josef wrote:GlasgowKen posted this wee BFI-related clip a while ago on this thread.



Thanks Josef another great one too.
I was taken down to Sauchiehall Street on the last few days of the tram to have one last hurly.
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Re: British Film Industry Archives

Postby bullet111 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:33 am

I remember seeing the first clip on Electric Edwardians: The Lost Films of Mitchell & Kenyon and wondered about the wee houses. Then one night looking in an estate agents window I found them. Here they are:

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