Film ID:
NEFA 20156



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This film records Middlesbrough police attendance and operations at the 1965 Lord Mayor's Parade in Middlesbrough, a police dog exercise in Stewart Park, and the official opening of the modern Dunning Road Police Station. It also documents the opening of Clairville Stadium, Middlesbrough, by Prince Philip, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday July 26, 1963.

The first sequence captures the Mayor with his wife, wearing a fluorescent pink hat, and other dignitaries as they pass along Corporation Road in the Mayors Day parade. Various groups line the road including a regiment of police, girl scouts, army cadets, and other spectators.

The parade passes along Marton Road. Shots of a military band in the procession.
The Transporter Bridge and shipyard cranes appear in the distant background.

Close-up of two policemen in a car. A youth band marches by, followed by Boys’ Brigade members and scouts.

Groups make their way into a church. Soldiers march past in uniforms.

The tail end of the march is moving down Marton Road away from camera. Travelling shot going west along Borough Road, car mirror in shot.

The next sequence is a record of a police dog exercise in a staged theft and murder in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough. A male actor in suit walks along a path in the park. A criminal leaps out of bushes, shoots the man and steals his briefcase. A police van arrives in park and a police tracker dog is used to track the killer. The murderer is caught in the bushes.

The next scene opens with interior shots of the new police station in Dunning Road. A government inspection and official opening of the police station is in progress. The Mayor attends the official opening.

Exterior shot of the police station at night follows.

Police parade and march past Victoria Park, located in front of the original Victorian Hugh Bell School.

Police drill outside the new police station.

An official inspection by council dignitaries takes place. Speeches are made. The plaque is unveiled by Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke MP. The official opening takes place on Wednesday 14 November 1962.

Young men practice gymnastics in a gym.

The final sequence in this compilation documents the opening of Clairville Stadium, Middlesbrough, by HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

General view of the cantilevered stands of Clairville Stadium, Middlesbrough, filled with crowds.

The royal helicopter arrives in the stadium. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh emerges and is greeted by the Mayor. The crowd applauds. The Duke of Edinburgh gives a speech.

Women compete in a sprint. Prince Philip speaks to sportsmen beside the track. Shots of young athletes.

Prince Philip walks back to the helicopter for his departure. The helicopter takes off.