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Glasgow Trams c1902
Footage of trams shot in Glasgow city centre in 1901 or 1902, This film is attributed to the well-known early filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon Co. The film shows an open topped tram turning the corner from St Vincent Street into Hope Street. The conductor descends the stairs at the rear of the tram as another passes by. Shots from a tram as it passes along a busy street, possibly Argyle Street, passing an open topped tram bound for Shawlands and some bound for Queen's Park and Govan. Shots along Hope Street or possibly up Jamaica Street, as a tram passes for Shieldhall, followed by several others. Shot of a tram as it passes underneath "Hielandman's Umbrella" at the Central Station on a sunny day. Shot's along Argyle Street of pedestrians, trams and horse-drawn carts.
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When trams were designed they were very forward thinking and built to last. Design a form of public transport that will be used for the next 50 years within a city.
Research forms of transport available in Scotland in 1900, 1920, 1940, 1960, 1980, 2000. What are the major differences that you find?
Design a poster promoting environmentally friendly public transport.
Although this film was made around 1902, the behaviour of the pedestrians has not changed. Discuss the ways in which you could reduce the number of young people killed on the roads and produce an information leaflet for that specific target audience.
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