Film ID:
NEFA 12681



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An amateur film showing activities taking place during the 1977 Durham Police Constabulary Open Day at Aykley Heads in Durham.

The film opens on a Ford Cortina police car performing various skid on a skid pan. A large crowd of onlookers watch from the side.

A black Morris Mini-Minor comes onto the track and performs skids. The Mini chases the Cortina around the track.

In a car park crowds of people look around a display of four ambulances and five appliances from the Durham County Fire Brigade.

The Durham Constabulary Brass Band in their white helmets march onto a grass field and perform for crowds who are watching around the edge of the ground.

A number of dog handlers and their Alsatian dogs walk onto the field. The dogs perform an obstacle course.

One of the dog attacks a man by biting him on his arm. The dog attacks a second man on the arm.

The two men seen previously approach and pretend to attack a policeman causing the dog to attack.

Four policemen on horseback trot onto the field and perform for the crowds.

Inside a large display board reads; 'Bishop Auckland Division'. 

General views of various display boards showing photographs of emergencies, special events and rural problems.

Another display board shows photographs of Durham Police during the 1960's. The camera focuses in on a photograph of Princess Margaret.

General view of the Whitworth Lodge miners banner.

General views of an Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) display of a model lifeboat and photographs.

General views of various display tables containing photographs and industrial objects.

A large display board reads; 'Chester-le-Street Division'.

The film ends on views of display boards of photographs from Darlington and Aycliffe.