101 JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
14 min B/W Silent 16mm
The May Fair, with scenes of the town en fete for the Jubilee. An unidentified group then visits the Boston Rose Farm. The main part of the film shows the Children's Party in Central Park, with sports, a boxing tournament, sideshows, fancy dress parade and a spectacular fireworks display. A church parade concludes the celebrations.
102 JOSEPH KENNEDY AT FYDELL HOUSE
1.75 min B/W Silent 16mm
Privately shot film which usefully supplements No 018.
103 HOSPITAL CARNIVAL (1937)
5.5 min B/W & Colour Silent 16mm
Coronation of the Carnival Queen, followed by a procession.
104 BEACH SCENES (B/W)
4 min B/W Silent 16mm
Pleasing informal family scenes, very typical of the period, with a boy in sand shoes and a long costume from shoulder to knees; children and adults play with a li-lo, etc.
105 BRAMMER RESERVE COLLECTION
Lincoln area 1932-58
15 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Personal pre- & post-war family and holiday footage; 1937 Coronation parade, N. Hykeham.
106 BUTLIN'S HOLIDAY CAMP
Skegness 1938 & 39
5 min Colour Silent 16mm
Informal footage, showing the swimming pool, a Beauty Contest, the four-wheeled tandem bikes in action, and a visit by Gracie Fields.
107 WARSHIPS WEEK & CHURCH PARADE
6.5 min Colour Silent 16mm
Civic ceremony in the Town Centre, and military parade in Central Park. Some background items are of interest - e.g. large static water tank near Boston Stump.
108 BOSTON HOME GUARD (CHRONICLES OF THE IMP)
12 min B/W & Colour Silent 16mm
Training exercises, including grenade throwing, advancing in various formations, gas mask drill, etc. A bicycle patrol takes defensive action "under fire". A typical "Blacker" contest for local units is seen, and the film ends with a public display in Central Park.
109 A WARTIME VISIT TO BOSTON
Boston & District 1945
33 min Colour Silent 16mm
A wide range of events and pleasing, colourful scenes in the town, including most notably the railway station, the May Fair, the V.E. Parade, the cattle market, and the fishing fleet returning laden with shrimps. There is also footage at Coningsby, showing aircrew boarding a Lancaster, Lancasters taking off and landing, and a training exercise with an inflatable dinghy.
110 DUCHESS OF KENT VISITS BOSTON
0.75 min Colour Silent 16mm
The Duchess arrives, in uniform, and is seen briefly with the Mayor and local dignitaries. Also some crowd scenes.
111 VJ NIGHT BONFIRE
1 min Colour Silent 16mm
Impressive bonfire, filmed from various distances including close-ups, with onlookers silhouetted against the flames.
112 BATTLE OF BRITAIN SUNDAY & ARMISTICE DAY
2.5 min Colour Silent 16mm
1. RAF Band, WAAFs, etc, parade through the Market Place. Flag ceremony in Boston Stump. Brief final scene of subsequent march past saluting base. 2. Wreath laying by Mayor and others at War Memorial; flag ceremony outside the Assembly Rooms.
113 BOSTON REVIEW OF 1948
Boston & District 1948
24 min Colour Silent 16mm
Including the Bowling Club, May Fair, Regatta, Swimming Sports, Mayor's official inspection of Buoys & Beacons, and civic ceremonies for Battle of Britain Sunday and Remembrance Day. There is also a section on civil flying at Coningsby.
114 FISHER-CLARK FACTORY
12 min B/W Silent 16mm
General scenes at a large manufacturing stationers, with work in progress on a wide range of machinery and machine tools. Numerous male and female employees are seen at work, with close-ups of a few specialised processes. Both general and managerial offices are also shown. Exterior scenes include staff leaving for their dinner break.
115 KING GEORGE VI AT CRANWELL
3 min Colour Silent 16mm
King's Colours Day. Exterior scenes taken from amongst the invited audience. Some quite good medium shots of the Royal Party, King George, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret.
116 PARADES (B.o.B. & R.N.A.)
7 min Colour Silent 16mm
Bands, troops, etc, parade in the Market Place, and march past the saluting base. Some crowd scenes.
117 MAYOR'S SUNDAY (1950)
4.5 min B/W Silent 16mm
Arrival of local VIPs. Band, troops, etc parade to Boston Stump. The Mayor's procession from the Stump to the Assembly Rooms, with many close ups of those in the procession. Some crowd scenes and onlookers. Brief scenes in the Assembly Rooms.
118 DOWN BELOW (1950)
The Wash 1950
2 min B/W Silent 16mm
Fishing boats at work. Scenes of hauling in nets, gutting fish, and shooting at seals.
119 BOXING DAY MEET
1.5 min Colour Silent 16mm
The Blankney Hunt at their traditional meet in the Town Centre, with close-ups of many prominent members.
120 KIRTON SHOW
Kirton (Nr Boston) 1951
12 min B/W & Colour Silent 16mm
Horses, children's Fancy Dress Parade, and a procession of decorated floats.