581 LOUTH IN THE SIXTIES PART TWO
Louth & District 1960s
16.5 min Colour Std 8 mm Sound*
Boys' Cylco Cross at Cadwell Park 1967, Angling Match in Louth 1963, Sheep Farming at Fred Rushby's Farm, Stewton in 1966, Bowls Match in Louth 1963 and St John Ambulance and Red Cross at Cadwell 1965.
582 FREEDOM OF LOUTH FOR RAF MANBY
14.5 min Colour Std 8 mm Mute*
Parade and civic ceremony at which officers from the College of Aerial Warfare, Manby, receive a silver framed plaque from the Mayor, Mrs Elizabeth Hardy. After a fly-past, a large RAF contingent marches through the streets with bayonets fixed, as is now their right. Good incidental scenes with spectators, etc. [see also Acc No 217]
Note: A sound track is known to have existed but is not at present held by the Archive. An abridged 7 minute Show Version is also available.
583 LOUTH SPORTSMAN'S WEEK
25 min Colour Std 8 mm Sound*
Events featured include: Junior Walk to Fulstow (10-15 yr olds); Tennis; Angling Match at Fulstow. Gymkhana at South Elkington; road race; Clay Pigeon shooting; teenage athletics; and two Bowls matches.
584 MOTORCYCLE & STOCK CAR RACING
Cadwell Park 1966
9.75 min Colour Std 8 mm Silent
Official opening of new stand at the finish; solo motorcycle racing; motorcycle scramble Championships, stock cars. Useful scenes at main entrance, in the pits, etc.
585 REARING BATTERY CHICKENS
Little Grimsby (near Louth) 1965
2.5 min Colour Std 8 mm Silent
Relatively humane by comparison with later horrors. The birds are seen at various stages from fluffy chicks to point of lay. They are free to move about and feed within their heated sheds.
586 WOODHALL SHOW
Woodhall Spa 1967
3.5 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
A few typical general scenes. The best are those showing a parade of bulls and other livestock.
587 ST MICHAEL'S SCHOOL SPORTS DAY
Louth 1962 & 64
5 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Some junior events, but mainly Infant and pre-school (competitors' younger siblings). Obstacle race, egg & spoon, sack race, etc..
588 LOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY RESERVE ITEMS
40 min Colour Std 8 mm Silent
A Lincolnshire Photographic Association meeting held at Louth in 1969. Club meeting. Various other items. Chiefly of interest to participants only.
589 BEE KEEPING
9 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Bee-keeping was once a common hobby or commercial side-line in rural areas. This film first shows a hive being dismantled to reveal the frames in which the bees build the wax honeycombs where the nectar is stored. A swarm is then captured in a straw skep out in the countryside and coaxed (using smoke) into a small portable hive. Finally, the combs are spun in a centrifuge to extract the honey, which is then drawn off into pots for sale.
590 PIG REARING
Holbeach St Johns c 1957
2 min B/W Std 8mm Silent
A piglet is bottle-fed; others suckle the sow. Piglets running loose in a field. Sows outside farm sheds.
591 STRAWBERRY PICKING
Long Sutton 1969
3 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Pickers at work in a large field, fruit being weighed, and fruit in stacked crates awaiting dispatch.
592 STAMFORD EVENTS
7 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Broad Street Congregational Hall: Laying the Foundation Stone, 3rd April 1966, and the Opening Ceremony, 4th March 1967.
Mayor Making, May 1966: Ceremonial procession to mark the installation of Councillor Ron Grainger as Mayor.
593 SWIMMING POOL AT ALFORD
18 min Colour Std 8mm Silent
Various activities in the recently opened pool at Alford Secondary Modern School (now John Spendluffe School). ‘Learn to Swim’ evening classes for adults. Children stage a sponsored swim (thought to be to raise money to roof the pool). Red Cross cadets train for their life-saving medals.
An abridged 7 minute Show Version is also available.
594 FIVE KM OUT INTO THE HUMBER
Humber Estuary c 1969
13 min Colour 16mm Sound
The Continental Oil Company (Conoco) lay an oil pipeline from the Killingholme refinery to the Tetney Mono Buoy, a terminal 5km out into the Humber estuary, where the water is deep enough for tankers to moor whilst their cargo is unloaded and pumped ashore.
595 EXCAVATING – THE ROAD TO PROGRESS
Lincoln & Various 1957/66
24.5 min Colour 16mm Sound
Ruston Bucyrus excavators being built at RB’s Lincoln works. They are then put through their paces on site at various locations. Originally released in 1957 and running for 33 minutes, the film was re-issued in 1966 in a shorter version with some additional material. An incomplete print of the first version is held, together with picture masters and an almost complete print of the 1966 re-issue.
596 HIGH, WIDE AND DOWNSOME
Lincoln & Various c 1969
22 min Colour 16mm Sound
Ruston Bucyrus Hydraulic Hoes in use in various locations, including UK, Holland, Eire and Sweden. Some unexpected shots of a mini-skirted dolly bird operating one of the machines on site emphasises how simple it is to handle. Good factory shots at Lincoln.
597 RUSTON BUCYRUS, LINCOLN
27 min Colour 16mm Mute
After a few general views of Lincoln, the film shows all departments of the RB factory in considerable detail. Though useful for reference, and an excellent source of generic engineering footage, the lack of any explanatory narration is a drawback. Many scenes are also lacking in sustained action, depicting the premises rather than the processes.
598 WALKING DRAGLINE
? early 1940s
6 min Colour 16mm Silent
A Walking dragline in use on typical quarry/mineral site(s). Quite good shots of ‘walking’, and the general method of use. Of particular interest because of its relatively early date.
599 THE R.B.H.1
Lincoln & District 1972
9.75 min Colour 16mm Sound
No voice over, but self-explanatory scenes of building this Ruston Bucyrus hydraulic excavator at Lincoln. Then, at an un-named but probably nearby site, it is seen digging trenches and being put through its paces to demonstrate its manoeuvrability, safe handling on steep terrain, and ease of maintenance.
600 FOR WANT OF A NAIL
Lincoln & Various 1971
18 min Colour 16mm Sound
The importance of attention to detail in ensuring top quality products at the Lincoln works of Ruston Bucyrus. Mainly concerned with building and testing a range of hydraulic excavators, but the 45RBC crane is featured briefly.
Note: Title refers to the well known poem ‘For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, For want of the shoe the horse was lost....’ until in the end the kingdom was lost ‘and all for want of a horseshoe nail.’