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Hull Shopping Centre Ravaged by Fire
Firefighters avert a city-centre catastrophe in Yorkshire, but there's no ignoring the fearsome power of this inferno.
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins
This news crew was quick on the scene - but Hull's heroic firefighters weren't to be pipped to the post. They clearly have a dangerous situation under control, although the film's lingering shots of the burning building contribute a suitable sense of drama. Melted girders, smouldering debris, and a ruined shop sign testify to the extent of the damage - worth over £5 million in today's money.
British Screen Productions had a wide portfolio, enjoying some limited success with light travelogues and silent comedies. But these sombre scenes offer something very different, reminding us of the heroism of emergency response personnel. Remarkably, at the time this blaze occurred, fire services were a matter of local responsibility, and may have comprised volunteers. It was only in the lead-up to the Second World War that the Government rolled out a national policy.
Hull - UK City Of Culture 2017
Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
1965 20 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
This is a fascinating tour of a major manufacturer in Hull, before its disappearance, showing the quality of design and workmanship in the production of their cranes.
Sunday Parade in East Park in Hull (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 7 mins Location: East Park
A grand day out in Edwardian Hull.
School programme and Educational film 1955 25 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
The Wild West arrives in Hull in 1955 in the figure of the legendary Davy Crockett , on horse-back and clad in coonskin cap and buckskins, to learn some twentieth century road sense.
Assembling track at Chalk Lane Sidings, Hull
Non-Fiction 1957 22 mins Location: Hessle
This is a fascinating, and somewhat puzzling, film of railway workers assembling a large section of crossover track, apparently not in situ.
Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Bicycles and broomsticks at the ready as workers finish shift at a marine engineering works in Victorian Hull.
Kingston upon Hull
Preston Ladies Football and T.A. Volunteers
Amateur film 1945 11 mins Location: Preston
Playing the beautiful game - the ladies from Lancashire demonstrate their skills.
Amateur film 1972 6 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
A whole posse of jovial amateur filmmakers descend upon Hull to film many of the features now gone, such as the ferry and St Andrew’s fish docks.
To Hull and Back
Documentary 1983 26 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
So much to see of Hull, with its great port, fishing history, historic showdown with Charles I, and two highly impressive public loos.
The Port of Hull
Documentary 1963 29 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Dry facts meet aesthetic beauty in this industrial film showcasing Hull’s status as a thriving international port.
Promotional 1980 13 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Everything from Marmite jars to vinegar bottles, they all need to be cleaned, and here is how it’s done, without a rubber glove in sight.
England Women's Cricket Eleven
Sport 1971 7 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Can frail womanhood cope playing such a hardy sport as cricket? Abso-blooming-lutely! So says England Women’s captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint.
News 1966 1 mins Location: Dorset
Automated enforcement is the new way police are clamping down on traffic offenders.
Jeremy Thorpe and Peter Bessell 1964-1967
News 1964 15 mins Location: Devon
The 1964 election of Liberal MPs in the South West is celebrated but beneath there is another side to the high level affairs of the Liberal Party.
Mexican Fiesta in Totnes
News 1966 2 mins Location: Totnes
The Mexican Fiesta hits town and brings with it Aztec glory and sombreros!
The Price of Television
News 1962 6 mins Location: Plymouth
Interviews on the streets of Plymouth following the publication of the Pilkington Report on the future of television and broadcasting.
News 1968 1 mins Location: Great Torrington
Dairy woman set to retire after fifty years of milk deliveries in and around Torrington.
Our Rotary Holiday in Cornwall
Non-Fiction 1947 17 mins Location: Gorran Haven
Rotarians and their wives holiday in Cornwall in post-war Britain.