Film ID:
NEFA 21504

DEFA FILMS TAPE 1

2006

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Description

A series of short films made by Maurice Clyde of various activities and events taking place with members of the Doxford Engines Friends Association (DEFA). Events recorded include a visit by Dr Thomas Knudsen to the South Tyneside Marine College in South Shields to see the Doxford Experimental Engine, visits to the Pallion Shipyard and Doxford's Old Works and a visit to Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum to see their new museum stores. The film also includes extracts of a number of BBC North East and Cumbria and Tyne Tees Television news items relating to the items on this film.

 Title: A Visit to the Doxford 58JS3 Engine by Dr Thomas Knudsen of M.A.N. B&W on the 9th August 2006

Dr Knudsen and members of the Doxford Engines Friends Association looking over the Doxford 58JS3 Engine believed to be at the South Tyneside Marine College in South Shields. There is a presentation made to Dr Knudsen by members of the group and their wives. The group pose for the camera.

Title: Marine College Visit 10th August 2006

At the South Tyneside Marine College Dr Knudsen pulls a leave on a Doxford engine. Members and the Doxford Engines Friends Association looking around the workshop watched by a number of students. A younger couple pull the lever on another machine. The group are given a guided tour of a control room.

Title: Part of the Thomas Knudsen Lecture

Footage shows a lecture being projected onto a large screen.

Title: A Visit to Pallion Shipyard and Doxford's Old Works

Six men pose outside the gates of a shipyard. Inside a large workshop a number of catamaran vessels are under construction. The group walk around a derelict shipyard and quayside.

Title: The Last Launch

Mute footage from the first of a six part BBC Bristol documentary series about the end of shipbuilding on the River Wear in December 1988.

Title: Beamish Europe’s Biggest Open Air Museum

A visit by the group to Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum showing the shops in the Edwardian town from a tram.

A BBC Look North news report of the Freemason's Hall and the myths that surround the organisation

Title: D.E.F.A. Visit to PS Waverley June 2006.

A journey aboard the paddle steamer PS Waverley as it travels around the Firth of Clyde in Scotland past a number of shipyards on the River Clyde. There are views on deck as well as inside including a visit to the engine room.

 Title: D.E.FA. Visit to Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute

A brief film of people coming up a set of steps and a horse-drawn carriage on a driveway.

Title: Visiting Group to Beamish.

An escorted visit by the group around the new museums stores at Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum by John Clayson from Tyne & Wear Museums. Includes visit to the Doxford Experimental Engine which is stored at Beamish.

The film cuts to a visit to the Ryhope Engine Museum near Sunderland where there are views of the pump house and chimney as well as the Victorian beam engine inside. Model boats are on display on the pond.

Title: The Doxford 'J' 9 Engine

Copy of the 8mm film by Maurice Clyde with additional commentary and music.

This is followed by a Tyne Tees Television news report about Maurice's film plus the installation of the Doxford engine at Beamish.

The final part of the film shows a display of a large marine engine as part of a museum display. There are various views of related displays and John Clayson from Tyne & Wear Museums speaking.