561 BRIDGE DEMOLITION
Lincoln c 1986
2.25 min Colour 16mm Silent
A familiar Lincoln landmark, the railway bridge over (?) Street, is demolished using oxy-acetylene cutters and a large crane to lower the massive girders to the ground.
562 RAF MEMORIAL DEDICATED
2 min Colour 16mm Silent
Outdoor ceremony with clergyman, dignitaries, serving officers, veterans, and civilians (including children), to dedicate this Bomber Airfield Society memorial.
563 BACKING BRITAIN
3 min Colour Std 8 mm Silent
A ‘Viking’ rides through the town, meets the Mayor, ceremony with scroll, etc. A car is raffled. Lots of Union flags.
Note: Limited technical quality. Of local and/or ‘period’ interest only.
564 POTATO & WHEAT HARVESTING
Waddingham c 1965
6 min Colour Std 8 mm Silent
A Grimme harvester [large diameter rotating drum at rear] lifts the potato crop. A reaper/binder harvests the wheat. Well shot material with good close-ups, especially of the Grimme.
565 BOY SCOUT ACTIVITIES
Grimsby area/London c1948-66
26 min Colour 16mm Silent
A range of activities filmed on different occasions. Good formal and informal camp scenes at the Springfield site (with many traditional features such as a trek cart), a cub/scout leaders’ training course, a cross-country run, etc. Later a large group camps in Kent, and visits Heathrow and the Piccadilly Circus illuminations.
566 PIG BUTCHERING
Salmonby (Nr Horncastle) c 1979
3.5 min Colour Super 8mm Silent
After slaughtering at a farm, a pig’s carcass is scraped to remove the bristles, and then eviscerated and cut in two. Not for the faint hearted.
567 LINCOLN YESTERDAY & TODAY (Extract)
Lincoln 1951-2 c
6 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Brayford Pool, new housing, Roman Remains, level crossings and the racetrack are seen in this selection of items from a longer film, other parts of which are subject to deterioration.
Note: Technical quality of this material is limited
568 PELHAM BRIDGE
11 min Colour Std 8 mm Silent
Scenes showing the building of Pelham Bridge and its opening by H.M. the Queen in June 1958.
Note: Technical quality of this material is limited
569 LINCOLN SCENES
22 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Numerous good street scenes of the period, including many effective ones from moving vehicle. Useful views of the racetrack, and of Newport Arch being rebuilt after its destruction by a lorry crash. Also seen is the film unit shooting the now forgotten feature film ‘The Wild and the Willing’. Ian McShane is filmed buying a bunch of flowers.
570 DRAINAGE DEMONSTRATION
9 min B/W 16mm Silent
Various machines for digging drainage dykes and tile land drains are demonstrated to a large group of local farmers. Men are also seen digging land drain trenches by hand in the traditional way. Machines demonstrated include the Priestman Cub Excavator (a dragline used for drainage ditches) and the Roteho, Sapper and Henderson trenchers.
571 PROCESSION OF FLOATS
12.5 min Colour 16mm Silent
Decorated floats representing various educational and youth organisations are first seen being judged by a Committee at the Race Track. The floats then parade through the streets, passing the Mayor and his official party seated outside the railway station.
572 BUILDING NEW A.C.C. FERTILISER PLANT
Barton on Humber 1966-68
33.5 min Colour 16mm Silent
A record of construction work on the Barton prilling plant (see below) concluding with a few scenes showing the plant in action. This film is easier to follow if viewed in conjunction with Acc No 573, in which the various structures are identified and their purposes explained.
573 BARTON IS PRILLING
Barton on Humber c 1972
9 min Colour 16mm Sound
Prills are tiny spherical pellets of fertiliser, produced by ejecting the hot liquid mix from a centrifuge at the top of a tall tower, and allowing the droplets to cool and solidify as they fall. Fertiliser in prilled form is easier to apply and much less wasteful than the granulated version. In 1968, Albright & Wilson opened the new A.C.C. prilling plant at Barton on Humber, to which the raw chemicals could be brought by river. After suitable processing, the various mixtures were then prilled in the huge tower which formed a prominent feature of the site. The film explains and illustrates the various stages and techniques involved.
574 LIFE SOURCE
10 min Colour 16mm Sound
Though mainly associated with fertilisers, Albright & Wilson also had a seed division. Good scenes of manufacturing processes (e.g. coating), testing, and distribution, etc, with others showing the products in practical use at various locations.
Note: Items 575 579:
THE KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST
This long-distance event, sponsored by the Louth Standard, was first held in 1963, the route being from Louth to Skegness and back, a distance of 50 miles. Entrants could run if they wished, and a small number did so, competing to be first home, but most were content to walk, and if they completed the course within twenty hours they received a personal certificate. The event (re-named in 1964 following the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963) was repeated annually for the next nine years, attracting entrants from as far away as Birmingham, with many devotees returning year after year. Ages ranged from young teens to sixty-somethings, and one regular entrant was totally blind. The numbers increased annually, as did the amount of road traffic, and by 1972 it was considered too dangerous to continue using the original route. A brave attempt was made that year to keep the event alive using a circuit at Cadwell Park which entrants had to traverse about a dozen times, but this lacked the necessary appeal, so this 10th KMT (1972) proved to be the last.
There is surviving film from every year except 1971, but the best and most comprehensive coverage is of the 1965, 1966 & 1967 events.
575 KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST NEWSREEL
Louth & Skegness Districts 1963-72
10 min Colour Std 8mm Sound*
A history of the event from its inception, with footage from 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970 and 1972. The 1970 footage features the then Louth M.P., Jeffrey Archer, who was a competitor that year. The 1972 footage shows the ill-fated attempt to run the event at Cadwell Park. Narration is by Gordon Webb of the Louth Standard, who was instrumental in organising the event each year.See note, above.
576 KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST 1965
Louth & Skegness Districts 1965
30 min Colour Std 8mm Mute*
Comprehensive coverage of the event, with scenes at Louth, Skegness, and numerous points along the route. Competitors were fortified by milk (courtesy of the NFU), given running repairs by the St John Ambulance Brigade, and encouraged by relatives and friends. Most of the competitors appear at least once, and several are seen being interviewed on camera but the film sound track has not survived.
* Note: A sound track is known to have existed but is not at present held by the Archive.See note, above.
577 KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST 1966
Louth & Skegness Districts 1966
27 min Colour Std 8mm Sound*
Similar in format to No 576, but includes a high speed journey along the entire route, covering 25 miles in three minutes. Interviews with competitors are complete with sound.See note, above.
578 KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST 1967
Louth & Skegness Districts 1967
27 min Colour Std 8mm Sound*
Broadly similar in format to Nos 576 & 577 but scenes of the actual event are interspersed with cameo turns by Louth comic actor Reg Cash as a ‘competitor’ who misses the start and makes various ingenious (but doomed) attempts to catch up.See note, above.
579 KENNEDY MEMORIAL TEST 1968
Louth & Skegness Districts 1968
16 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Less comprehensive coverage than in the three previous films. Useful footage, but without sound or titles. Hence mainly of interest to participants.See note, above.
580 LOUTH IN THE SIXTIES (Part One)
Louth & District 1960s
16.5 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Compilation of short items as follows:
Mrs Elizabeth Hardy, Louth’s first female Mayor
Demolition of old houses, Aswell St, Louth
St James Church Bell Ringers
St John Ambulance Cadets First Aid Exercise
Snow scenes and frost damage 1963
Lin Pac Box Factory fire, Louth May 1963
Harvesting Scenes with reaper/binder
Additional out takes of Bell ringers, and Demolition in Church Street.