The Fate of the Clyde Valley

The Fate of the Clyde Valley

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Details

Location

Carrickfergus

Year

1974

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

07min 45sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, UTV

Rights Holder

UTV

Description

Monument or scrap? What fate will befall this controversial relic of Unionist violence and what do the people of Carrickfergus make of it all?

Captain Black talks about Clyde Valley and predicts its doom as scrap in Lancaster. This old and rusty ship had ventured on many hazardous journeys. Alongside the SS Fanny, the Clyde Valley played an important role the Larne gun-running, a major gun smuggling operation in April 1914 in Ireland, for the Ulster Unionist Council to equip the Ulster Volunteer Force. In these news rushes from Ulster Television Carrickfergus residents express their views on the ship’s fate.

Notes

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project

Credits

Interviewee: Captain Black

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