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Workforce of Scott & Co. Shipyard, Greenock (1901)
Unruly shipworkers defy direction from Mitchell and Kenyon's showmen partners.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins
Like theatre, this film begins with Scott's huge gate sliding open to disgorge its workers. But what follows is less well-rehearsed... The vain efforts of three well-dressed showmen to direct the crowd make entertaining viewing. One cheeky showman doffs his hat to the camera as he leaves on a cart. Keep an eye out for the young girl rescued just in time to avoid being mown down by a passing cart.
Shipbuilding on Film
Ship is Launched
Industry sponsored film 1957 7 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
The famous Swan Hunter shipyards on the Tyne grease the slipway for another stirring launch in the prosperous 1950s.
Non-Fiction 1910 8 mins Silent
The construction and launch of the S.S. Olympic, the sister ship of the Titanic.
Tall Ships: Newcastle Maritime Festival 86
Amateur film 1986 8 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
The Queen visits a magnificent maritime spectacle on the Tyne as Newcastle hosts the Cutty Sark Tall Ships regatta.
Royal Visit to Barrow and Launch of HMS Dominion (1903)
Non-Fiction 1903 5 mins Silent Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Princess Louise comes to Edwardian Barrow in Furness to christen the battleship HMS Dominion.
Ship There Was
Documentary 1952 25 mins
A heart-warming tale about a Tyneside shipyard worker who dreams of a cruise on the luxury ocean liner he helps to build.
Launch of the "Athelsultan" Built to the Order of Athel Lines Ltd, London by Smith Docks Ltd, Southbank-on-Tees
Industry sponsored film 1950 9 mins Silent Location: Middlesbrough
Grandeur, excitement and pride for a Middlesbrough crowd at the Smiths Dock launch of a ship for the Sugar Line.
Camwell Personal Film No. 28: Sls City of Truro Swindon Works Special
Amateur film 1957 13 mins Silent Location: Slaggyford
It's full steam ahead for the Swindon-bound City of Truro, seen through the lens of 'Cam' Camwell.
Travelogue 1939 17 mins Location: Lanark
A trip from source to sea along the banks of the Clyde in a lesser-spotted Scotland where the sun always shines.
Industry sponsored film 1963 31 mins Location: Hebburn
A spectacular send off for migrants on board the Northern Star, a new ocean liner built and launched on Tyneside.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.