Film ID: YFA 5760 Video of YFA_5760 Oh Hull OH HULL 1972 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club. The film features a club outing to Hull, taking a trip across the New Holland, the docks, and outside the Ross fish factory. The film is accompanied by a whimsical commentary, with a heavy, exaggerated, West Yorkshire accent. Title – Chaseley Films Present Title – Oh HULL The commentary announces that it is early May 1972, as the party of Wakefield Cine Club wander around boats harboured on the Humber before boarding by car the ‘Lincoln Castle’, the New Holland ferry. Many of them can be seen filming as they cross, going past some docks with cranes. On the other side of the Humber cargo is taken on board. They pass a trawler going out to sea on their way back. After getting off they visit other docks, and we see a line of tugs, showing their names: the Yorkshireman, Superman, Norman and The Scotsman. A ship, the Narbank, comes into the River Hull. They then go to the Ross fish factory, where they stand outside wearing the factory clothing along with employees. Then on to St Andrew’s fish docks, where one trawler is taking on ice, and another has ropes spliced together. They take a look around one of the trawlers and film more of the docks before the film comes to an end. Title – The End. Context 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. This Wakefield Cine Club day trip to Hull took place before the Humber Bridge was built. So they take a trip across the Humber on the New Holland ferry before touring Hull docks, showing a line of tugs belonging to United Towing, then to trawlers at St Andrew’s fish docks, and on to the Ross factory. All given a light touch by Doug Brear’s thick West Yorkshire accent providing a whimsical running commentary. This outing of Wakefield Cine Club was filmed by two of its most notable members, Doug and Norah Brear, who made over 60 films between 1960 and 1985, many shown at film shows across Yorkshire up until the 2000s by their friend and fellow filmmaker Roger Spence. Wakefield Cine Club didn’t form until 1961, on February 13th, with 30 people in attendance. In 1968 they moved into their present location on Clarendon Street and later changed their name to Wakefield Movie Makers. St Andrew’s fish docks closed in 1975 while the ferry stopped running in June 1981, the same year that Ross Foods on Brighton Street closed. In the late 1980s the United Towing Company was bought by Howard Smith Ltd of Australia.