741 LABOUR & TRADES UNION RALLY
3.5 min Colour Super 8mm Sound
Labour Party and Trade Union contingents from all over the Midlands parade through the Town Centre with Labour leader Michael Foot heading the procession. Later, in Wyndham Park, he addresses the assembled marchers and spectators.
742 SHIRE HORSES
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor (Yorks) 1978
5.75 min Colour Super 8mm Sound
Shire horses at work ploughing, harrowing, etc. Though filmed at a rally, the scenes have a convincingly authentic appearance, being free from spectators or other incongruities. Threshing and farriery demonstrations are also seen, but these have clearly been staged for the occasion.
743 SPALDING TULIP PARADE 1979
10 min Colour Super 8mm Silent
A vintage year from the heyday of the annual Parade, filmed from two different points along the route.
744 THE LINCOLNSHIRE 1980
15 min Colour Super 8mm Sound
Unfortunately, the material is of very variable quality, but it nevertheless includes some useful footage of typical Lincolnshire Show events.
745 LSG VINTAGE CAR RALLY
Little Cawthorpe 1980
11 min Colour Super 8mm Sound
Cars participating in the Lincolnshire Standard Group’s rally are first seen arriving down a long straight road. Then, after a static display, they are seen leaving, and negotiating the ford at Little Cawthorpe.
746 GRIMSBY TWINS WITH BREMERHAVEN
1.5 min B/W 16mm Mute
At a special civic ceremony, a Grimsby delegation headed by the Mayor, Alderman E.W.Marshall, is welcomed by Oberburgomeister Bodo Selge, and by the President of Bremerhaven Town Parliament. The opening speeches are followed by an exchange of suitably symbolic gifts including an elaborate scroll.
747 A SHILLING A YEAR
25.75 min Colour Super 8mm Sound
A film illustrating the restoration and conservation work done by the Friends of the Old Hall, Gainsborough since 1950. (The title refers to the peppercorn rent paid by the Friends’ Association to the owners.) Two members give viewers a guided tour of the Hall and explain its most prominent features.
748 RACING AT CADWELL
Cadwell 1964 – 66
14 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Filmed on various occasions, which between them feature Motor cycles with and without sidecars, Motorcycle Scrambling, and cars (both racing and rally). Undoubtedly the most effective footage is of the Scramble.
749 KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST
Louth, etc 1965
4 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Of interest for its scenes of the participants’ early morning departure, and for showing the certificate awarded to those completing the journey.
See also Acc No 576
750 WOODHALL SHOW
Woodhall Spa 1966 & 67
11 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
The grooming, judging and parading of cattle; a Gymkhana; and a fancy dress competion for children on horseback, are the principal events illustrated.
751 RIVER BAIN IN FLOOD
3 min Colour Super 8mm Silent
Flooded fields beside the river are seen, followed by water pouring through a breach in the river bank. Downstream, several pleasure boats have been overturned by the torrent.
752 SKATING ON FROZEN DRAIN
Northlands (Nr Sibsey) 1981
1.5 min Colour Super 8mm Silent
A small family group (parents, child and dog) on the frozen West Fen Catchwater Drain at Northlands. A dramatic shot from the bridge shows the frozen drain stretching away in a straight line right to the horizon.
753 BOSTON CATTLE MARKET
1 min Colour 16mm Silent
Brief but pleasing footage from shortly before the outbreak of WW2. Of perhaps the greatest interest is the huge cattle weighing machine with a dial about six feet in diameter, typical of those produced by Henry Pooley & Sons. Boston’s well-known livestock auctioneer Ben Killingworth is seen briefly.
754 AIM HIGH
36.25 min Colour Standard 8mm Sound
Featuring the 1228 (Louth) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, the film presents a detailed and absorbing picture of the numerous different training exercises and other activities carried out by the teenage cadets. They receive technical instruction in such varied subjects as aero engines, the rifle range, and radio communications including the use of walkie-talkies. After parachute drill and extensive briefing they can take to the air – as passengers of course – in planes, helicopters and gliders. Eventually perhaps, if they show exceptional ability, they may even progress to actual pilot training. Exercises in the field include map reading, patrols in enemy territory, initiative tests (how can you get a stretcher case safely across a river?), and even, with the inclement weather adding an unexpected degree of authenticity, Arctic Survival. Some good old fashioned square bashing prepares them for the annual Wing Parade and twice-yearly inspections, but there are plenty of more informal activities including aircraft modelling, visits to Air Shows, and sporting events such as Cyclocross. Certain administrative tasks are carried out by adult officers or the civilian committee, but cadets are encouraged to take on as much responsibility as possible, and it is they who write and publish the Squadron’s quarterly Newsletter, which goes out to over four hundred past members world wide. They like to keep in touch, we’re told; and after watching this film, you’ll understand why.
755 AIM HIGH – OUT-TAKES
25.5 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Apart from a visit to the Waddington Air Show which never made it to the final cut, this roll consists entirely of good unused material from various sequences in Acc No 754. So in one sense it is virtually superfluous. However, should the need arise, it would be perfectly possible to reunite the used and unused scenes, re-editing them in a way that would better suit some present day purpose. Prospective users may therefore find it useful to review this roll in addition to Acc No 754.
756 THE LOCAL – WHITE HORSE INN
Louth c 1967
12 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
An affectionate portrait of Louth’s White Horse Inn, its landlord, and its regulars. Of particular interest are scenes of barrels, bottles and kegs being delivered, and of the landlord’s work in the cellar, where he is busy tapping a new barrel. Upstairs again, there are convivial scenes in the bar with pints being pulled and shorts measured out whilst dominoes and shove-halfpenny provide some traditional entertainment. Finally, after time has been called, the landlord washes the glasses, empties the ashtrays, and locks up for the night.
757 HUMBER FERRY
Humber c 1966
2.5 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Cars and goods are loaded onto the paddle steamer ferry for the journey from New Holland to Hull. Pleasant family footage filmed amongst the passengers on board.
758 HOLIDAY TIME: SKEGNESS
Skegness c 1966
5.75 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Typical scenes of the Gardens, Fairground, Boating Lake and Sea shore, with young children paddling.
759 CLEETHORPES MARINELAND ZOO
Cleethorpes c 1966
3.5 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Besides wildfowl, pelicans, flamingoes, and an aviary full of smaller birds, we also see sealions, a llama, an elephant and a tiger.
760 RED ARROWS AT BINBROOK
Binbrook c 1975
4.25 min Colour Standard 8mm Silent
Typical aerobatic display, following a well-established pattern.