521 RED ARROWS FLYING DISPLAY
3 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
Typical display scenes. Useful but by no means exceptional. Spectators are visible in many shots.
522 CADWELL 1966
Cadwell Park 1966
4 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
Mostly informal footage from around the pits rather than actual racing. There is a good sense of involvement. Amongst the ‘names’ seen are Mike Hailwood and former star Geoff Duke.
523 FLYING CONTROL LINE MODEL AIRCRAFT
7.5 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
World Championship event with international competitors. The atmosphere is well captured and there are some good flying shots, though some of the models move too fast to show up well in the air. Good close-ups of models on the ground being tinkered with by their owners.
524 TATTERSHALL AIR MUSEUM OPENING
Tattershall c 1972
1 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
Keith Fordyce performs the opening ceremony and autographs programmes. Very few actual aircraft.
525 FIRE AT BASS MALTINGS
4 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
Unlike Acc No 229 which is of the same event, this item includes dramatic daytime footage of the blaze itself, before it was brought under control, clearly showing how it spread along the line of maltings from one to the next. At the time, the buildings were used as warehouses by a variety of local businesses, and a huge amount of property stored in them was destroyed.
Note: A 3 min edited Show version is also available
526 RICHARD TODD
0.75 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
Unknown Charity event thought to be in Cranwell village. A huge cake in the shape of the College is carried in. Richard Todd (perhaps the official ‘opener’) is seen briefly in the car park.
527 LORDS TAVERNERS CRICKET MATCHES
9 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
A compilation of scenes at various Lords Taverners Cricket Matches held at Cranwell, with a host of personalities either playing or watching. They include Leslie Crowther, Tony Britton, Harry Secombe, Eric Morecambe, and a very young Prince Charles, who (to the dismay of the Cranwell groundsmen) rides his horse onto the pitch.
Note: A 3 min edited Show version is also available
528 DUKE OF EDINBURGH OPENS NEW SHOPPING PRECINCT
2.25 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
The Duke strides fairly briskly past the new shops, pausing now and then for a brief chat. Of good local interest despite some technical limitations.
529 STORM DAMAGE TO SKEGNESS PIER
0.5 min Colour Silent Std 8mm
Brief but dramatic scenes of twisted wreckage after the storm which destroyed the pier.
530 FARMING SCENES (BOURNE AREA)
Bourne area c 1980
11 min Colour Silent Super 8mm
Silage making, aerial crop spraying, and machinery on display at the Lincolnshire Show. There are also some effective winter scenes with hoar frost and snow drifts.
531 SPALDING FLOWER PARADES
Spalding 1976-83 & 1986-90
85 min Colour Silent Super 8mm
Image quality varies from year to year, but this is a very useful collection for reference or study.
Note: For pre-1976, see Acc No 415 (and others).
532 ROYAL SHOW, LINCOLN
13.5 min B/W Sound 16mm
The first major Agricultural Show to be held post-war, and hence of particular significance at the time. Events covered include the judging and parades of livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs including the now vanished Lincolnshire Curlyback), a wide range of agricultural machinery, show jumping, and a visit by the King and Queen.
Note: Much fuller coverage than Acc Nos 283/4/5)
533 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Stoke Rochford 1961
19 min B/W Sound* 16mm
Made by two of the staff at Kesteven (Teacher) Training College, Stoke Rochford, (later Kesteven College of Education) at a time when students still had tidy clothes and haircuts. Working and social lives are well illustrated, revealing a touching innocence that contrasts vividly with the tastes and habits about to be adopted by the next generation of students. The title refers to the normal heading on ‘open testimonials’ issued by the College in support of students applying for jobs, and the film is loosely structured round the typing out of the central character’s testimonial, illustrating the activities referred to, including two spells of teaching practice.
534 FIELD WORK METHODS OF STUDY [extract]
Gibraltar Point, etc early 1960s
5 min Colour Silent 16mm
Students from Kesteven (Teacher) Training College, Stoke Rochford are seen at Gibraltar Point in the days before the Study Centre was enlarged. Though neat and tidy at first, they gradually get covered in mud, etc. A pleasing contrast with the scripted formality of No 533.
Note: This sequence forms part of a longer film, the rest of which has no relevance to Lincolnshire.
535 FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS
Clifton (Notts) 1976
17 min B/W Sound 16mm
A Schools Council film made by Lincs Educational TV for the in-service training of Primary School teachers, and designed to promote the Nuffield Junior Science Project. A class of nine-year-olds is taken out to explore the nearby streets. Back at school, their detailed observations prompt a range of activities writing, drawing, map-making, model building, further research and the objects they collected provide the starting points for further studies, which branch out in many different ways. E.g., the sand which the model-makers brought back must be dried before use. This is done in tin lids held over a candle flame. But the lids are then found to be covered in lamp-black. Why is this? Could wax from the candles be used for anything else? And so on. Of interest both for the ‘message’ and for the classroom scenes of the period.
536 LADE BANK PUMPING STATION
Old Leake 1939-41 [& 1962]
31 min B/W & Colour Silent Std 8mm
With the old steam-driven pumps nearing the end of their working life, a new pump house is built, housing three new diesel pumps. Every stage of the construction process is shown, much of the work still being done by hand. Later, in 1962, the intake channel is further modified.
537 HOBHOLE SLUICE & PUMPING STATION
39 min B/W & Colour Silent Std 8mm
In its day, this was the third largest of its kind in the world. The design was unusual, with the huge pump impellers mounted vertically instead of horizontally. The whole construction process is shown in considerable detail. Lab experiments with models test the design, then the special moulds are built and the impellers are cast. The pumping station itself rests on massive reinforced concrete piles driven deep into the ground. Then, again unusually, the impeller housings are cast in concrete as part of the building’s structure. As aerial views make clear, the new pumping station stood some way from the old sluice, a new outfall channel being cut to accommodate it.
538 INTERNAL DRAINAGE BOARD, MISCELLANEOUS WORKS
Boston area 1939-42 [& 1961]
28 min B/W & Colour Silent Std 8mm
Unlike the major projects seen in 536 & 537, these are the day-to-day maintenance jobs which the land drainage system required dredging, piling, bridge reinforcement, etc. Though a dredger pulled to and fro by steam engines is seen, most of the work is done by hand in cramped and muddy conditions. The final section shows an experimental ‘long-reach’ digger, forerunner of the small earth moving machines that became widespread in the 1960s.
539 WHERE THERE’S SMOKE
12.5 min Colour 16mm Sound
A staff training film specially made for the department store Mawer & Collingham (later Binns), explaining the various types of fire extinguisher kept in the store, and illustrating the procedures to be followed in case of fire. Chiefly of interest for the views of the store itself, and the concluding scenes of the Lincoln Fire Brigade in action.
540 LINCOLN, CITY FOR ENTERPRISE
Lincoln c 1976
11 min Colour 16mm Silent
Largely compiled from previously shot footage of various activities in and around the City during the early 1970s. Mainly of interest for the busy street scenes. [Other subjects touched on briefly are seen more fully in some of the items below.]
Note: A sound track is believed to have existed, but is not held by the Archive