021 ANDERBY BRICKWORKS
1 min B/W Silent 16mm from 8mm
Making bricks by hand. Clay is dug from the ground and fed into the pug mill, which extrudes it in rectangular blocks; these are cut up into individual bricks, which are dried and then baked in the kiln.
022 WINTER FLOODS
Spalding & District 1947
4 min B/W Silent 16mm from 8mm
Severe winter conditions around Spalding, including Surfleet Golf Course and Cowbit Wash. Extensive flooding follows the thaw; houses at Lock's Mill are seen with water at windowsill level, and in town, with the River Welland starting to overflow, sandbags are placed along the banks. Huge ice floes are forced up onto the road at Cowbit, and are manoeuvred under Little London bridge by men with poles.
023 GLEED SCHOOL CARPENTRY CLASS
3.5 min B/W Silent 16mm
Unedited material intended for use in a trick film, with endless strings of boys emerging from cupboards, etc. There are one or two general scenes showing 14 year olds at work in the carpentry shop.
024 JOURNEY THROUGH SPALDING ALONG THE RIVER
8 min Colour Silent 8mm Research only
Various local scenes, loosely linked by their proximity to the river; a few town scenes, including views of the Terrace, the White Horse, and High Bridge, together with a section on Springfields and the Tulip Parade.
025 CINE CLUB RECRUITING FILM
4 min Colour Silent 8mm
Shows the Cine Club at work during a typical meeting, but also includes a number of local scenes such as the Market and the Fire Station. Highlight is a speeded up headlong dash all through the main shopping streets.
026 CONFIRMATION SERVICE
38 min B/W Sound 16mm
Telerecording of Confirmation in Spalding Parish Church by the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Rev Kenneth Riches. It was the first such service to be televised nationwide, and, thanks to the enthusiastic response to its sensitive handling of the subject matter, it proved to be the forerunner of many subsequent religious broadcasts. Filmed inserts show Baptism, Sunday School, and Confirmation classes in progress. Of great local interest to the participants and those who knew them, this film also provides a startling reminder of how a live outside broadcast was presented a generation ago.
027 TIME AND TALENTS
20 min B/W Sound* 16mm
Spalding Parish Church activities illustrated as part of a Christian Stewardship campaign to enlist more voluntary helpers. Main sequences include: Sunday School; the Parish Breakfast; Churchyard maintenance; Silver and brass cleaning; Scout troop erecting a tent; Church Lads' Brigade Band parading through the Windsor Estate; Plans for the new St Nicolas Hall; Bell ringers; and the monthly Church Parade by young people's organisations. The film is narrated by the vicar, the late Canon Graham Jakeman.
028 THE STORY OF SPRINGFIELDS
31.5 min Colour Sound 16mm
Traces the construction of Springfields Show Garden from ploughed field to the first season's opening. Main sequences include: the site before commencement of work; surveying; earth moving; tree and shrub planting, including mass planting by local primary school children; bulb planting; construction of pergola, lake, restaurant, and glasshouses; road building and paving; storm and flood damage during the wnter of 1965/66; visit by Earl of Ancaster; and tour of gardens during the first season. The film is narrated by the late James Robertson Justice.
029 SPRINGTIME AT SPRINGFIELDS
13.5 min Colour Sound 16mm
Developments at Springfields during the two years since the opening. The tulip fields are also featured and there is a section on the Tulip Parade, including the design and building of the floats. Narrated by the late James Robertson Justice.
030 VISIT BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
6 min Colour Sound* 16mm
HRH tours an exhibition of projects by South Holland D of E Award Scheme candidates in Springfields car park; some items are open air, others inside a large marquee. He is seen arriving, meeting local officials, viewing the exhibits, and talking to candidates and parents. He has a brief conducted tour of the Gardens, and departs by helicopter, which he pilots himself.
4 min B/W Silent 16mm
Scenes of mess and pollution in and around Spalding, mostly rather static: panoramic views from Chatterton Tower; Sugar Beet Factory exterior; Boswell's scrapyard; the Tannery; old railway bridge over the Welland; pollution in Coronation Channel Nature Reserve.
032 SPALDING IN SPRINGTIME
Spalding 1969 & 1975
7 min each Colour Silent 16mm
The tulip fields in bloom; Springfields; and highlights of the Tulip Parade. The 1975 version, a virtual re-make, also shows children making a flower mosaic.
033 GARNERS' MILL
Sutton Bridge 1960
4 min Colour Silent 8mm
Informal pictures outside Garners' Feed Mill, showing sacks of feed being loaded and unloaded by hand. Various other scenes, including horse-drawn harrowing, are interspersed.
034 A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER
15 min Colour Silent 8mm
A review of the holiday attractions at Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea; the beach, funfair, sports, etc. There is also a section on the Carnival.
035 MABLETHORPE CARNIVALS (1930s & 40s)
7 min B/W Silent 9.5mm Research only
Street scenes, parades of floats. ("War" theme prominent in 1938 and 1939 material.)
036 MABLETHORPE CARNIVALS (1950s)
2 min B/W Silent 8mm
Various carnival floats filmed in George Street.
037 BEACH GYMKHANA (1950)
0.75 min B/W Silent 9.5mm Research only
Horse jumping on the beach. Presentation of rosettes.
038 BEACH GYMKHANA (1951)
3 min B/W Silent 8mm
Rather inexpert show-jumping on the beach, in front of a large crowd. The proceedings appear to last into the late afternoon or evening.
039 STORM DAMAGE TO FORESHORE
Mablethorpe 1938 9.5mm
0.5 min B/W Silent
Splintered beach huts. Onlookers pick their way amongst the wreckage.
040 ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS
1.25 min B/W Silent 9.5mm
A training exercise in high wind amongst the dunes.