141 SPALDING IN 1927
8.5 min B/W Silent 16mm
A compilation including a lively retirement send-off for the local Police Superintendent, work on the town's new sewage system, and a variety of sporting occasions - cricket, football, and bowls matches, and skating on Cowbit Wash.
142 SWIMMING AT SURFLEET RESERVOIR (1927)
3.5 min B/W Silent 16mm
Family footage, chiefly of interest as showing the summer houses (beach huts, in effect) which were springing up round this popular resort.
143 HAYES WEDDING
Donington (Nr Spalding) 1933
2 min B/W Silent 16mm
An item of great social interest, especially for costume; the groom in spats, boys in their school uniform, the women's dress fashions, etc.
144 CECIL ROBINSON'S NURSERIES
Quadring (Nr Spalding) 1934
14 min B/W Silent 16mm
The growing, packing and despatch of cut flowers, lettuces, cauliflowers, etc, at one of the district's principal nurseries. Numerous details of horticultural methods at the time, horse-drawn vehicles, etc.
145 SCISSOR GRINDER
0.9 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Itinerant tradesman whose grindstone is mounted on his bicycle and driven by the pedals. He is seen sharpening a kitchen knife in the street outside the owner's house.
146 VISIT TO HULL
New Holland, Humber, Hull 1935
3.5 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
The "boat train" leaves New Holland station, and the paddle-steamer Killingholme approaches. After scenes on board, the passengers are shown disembarking at Hull, and a few scenes in the town follow. (Many of these locations have now changed almost beyond recognition, owing to wartime damage and rebuilding.)
147 LOUTH SWIMMING BATHS
4 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Children at the old open-air swimming bath and paddling pool. Numerous period details, e.g. the mangle for squeezing wet costumes.
148 STEAM EXCAVATOR
Ashby Ville (Nr Scunthorpe) 1935
0.75 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Huge, noxious, bucket-chain excavator, known as a Lubecker, removing the overburden prior to the extraction of ironstone for the steel works.
149 A TRIP TO SPURN
Grimsby, Humber 1936
2.25 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Family outing by boat from Grimsby to Spurn Head. Interesting Grimsby scenes and period details, e.g. a live orchestra on deck entertains the passengers.
150 LINCOLNSHIRE SHOW (1936)
1 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Stalls and stands, agricultural equipment, blacksmiths at work.
151 MOTOR RACING
Cadwell Park 1936
3.25 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Motorbike racing, some with side cars. Plenty of crowd scenes, dust and action.
152 GYROTILLER AT WORK
1.25 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
The Gyrotiller, an early form of mechanical cultivator, ran on tracks and had two sets of rotating blades at the rear. The construction and method of working are clearly seen.
153 ROPE MAKING BY HAND
2.75 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Two men working at an old-fashioned ropewalk. All the various processes are seen, from hackling (combing out the fibres), spinning and twisting, to sizing and topping (forming the actual rope from the previously spun strands).
154 MABLETHORPE (1937)
7 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Carnival procession; beach scenes, adults, children, donkey rides, etc; children riding on model railway. The item includes a fly-past by various planes, including Handley-Page Heyfords, probably from North Cotes Air Show. (See 155.)
155 AIR DISPLAY (North Cotes)
North Cotes 1937
2.5 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Aircraft seen on the ground and in the air include Saunders-Roe Flying Boats, an Anson, Avro Tutor, Hawker Fury, Hawker Audax, and Boulton-Paul Overstrand.
156 REPAIRS TO LOUTH CHURCH (St James's)
9 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Masons are seen at work cutting and shaping the stone, which is hoisted aloft by hand-operated cranes. Workmen, filmed from up on the scaffolding, are seen removing damaged stonework and replacing it with new. The film includes panoramic views of the town taken from high up the spire.
157 GRAVEL PITS
1.5 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Men digging, shovelling, pushing tubs on miniature railway track, washing and grading the gravel, etc.
158 WATER CRESS FARM
0.75 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Workman kneels on plank over watercress bed, first uprooting old plants, then inserting new ones.
159 BLAZE RESERVE COLLECTION
Louth & District 1935-38
c 45 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
Family garden scenes, winter and summer, family outings to various Lincolnshire and other locations.
160 LOCK RESERVE COLLECTION
Louth, Sutton on Sea 1929-35
c 30 min B/W Silent 16mm
Mainly beach scenes, family and other, with beach hut, picnics, bathing, etc. (No 139 is a compilation of excerpts.)