Film – Glasgow Belongs to Me.

by Chris Jones on August 6, 2011

An inebriated Englishman has just got off the train at St. Enoch Station and is asking a cabbie to show him around the city. Naturally, the cabbie is happy to oblige and the visitor gets to see Glasgow first hand.

The song “I Belong to Glasgow” made its composer Will Fyffe famous. A native of Dundee, he recalled that his inspiration for the song came from meeting a drunk at Glasgow Central Station. I can certainly relate to that, having had the same experience.

This is a British Transport Film produced in 1963, just missing the trams by one year. Developed from an idea by Jack House, it stars Phil McCall as the taxi driver and Wally Campbell as the visitor.

Watch out for the man celebrating a goal in style at the Old Firm game.

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Peter McCulloch January 8, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Great stuff ! …… Thank you !

Left Glasgow in ’57 at age 21. Hope to visit this year.

Peter

Chris Jones January 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

You’re welcome Peter. Glad you enjoyed it.

Chris

Elizabeth Dods Divers (Ring and/or Gall) February 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

Hello Chris,
I was married at the ripe old age of 18 years 1 month to Eric Ring and we emigrated to Canada – as life would have it Eric only survived for 10 more years. I now live in the U.S., Pittsburgh to be exact (Glasgow’s Sister City), and I get Home as often as I can. These videos keep me in the loop – Just watched a few of the segments on Glasgow Belongs to Me and, of course, the tears are flowing. We can leave Glasgow but She never leaves us. I will be back Home in May (a couple of months from now). I hope the Waverley Steamer is still running so my Auntie and I can hae a wee sail doon ra watter.
Elizabeth

Chris Jones February 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Hello Elizabeth,

Thank you for your message and for sharing your experience. I hope you have a most enjoyable visit back home. I’m sure you will.

Best wishes,

Chris

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