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The Port of Hull
Dry facts meet aesthetic beauty in this industrial film showcasing Hull’s status as a thriving international port.
Documentary 1963 29 mins
Dry facts meet aesthetic beauty in this industrial film showcasing Hull’s status as a thriving international port. Produced by British Transport Films, best known for their whimsical travelogues promoting the joys of train travel, its pedigree is shown off in gorgeous colour photography by Patrick Carey, which finds beauty in the ebb and flow of maritime monsters on the River Humber. Goods range from Scandinavian timber at Victoria Dock to chemicals and petroleum syphoned off at Salt End and new cars nonchalantly piloted into mammoth holds at King George Dock. Hovering above it all, giant Martian-like cranes.
Hull is perhaps more commonly known as a centre of Britain’s fishing industry, but this was already in decline by 1963 and the film situates the port as Hull’s industrial jewel. Despite challenging economic times, the Port of Hull has continued to grow into the 21st century, with developments including the expansion of cargo and passenger ferry services on North Sea routes.
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.
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.
Hull Shopping Centre Ravaged by Fire
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull
Firefighters avert a city-centre catastrophe in Yorkshire, but there's no ignoring the fearsome power of this inferno.
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.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete