Film ID:
NEFA 22490

SCENES ON THE QUAYSIDE

1912

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Description

This Gaumont newsreel documents the loading and unloading of ships on Newcastle Quayside using a steam winch. It is also a portrait of some of the young boys watching on the Quayside, many shoeless and dressed in ragged and mucky clothes.

Title: Scenes on the Quayside. Gaumont

A small crowd of men and young boys are on the Quayside, the Swing Bridge and High Level Bridge in the background, watching workers unload and load bales and crates onto a barge on the Tyne using a steam-powered winch. A steamer sails towards warehouses up the Tyne, one of which advertises Oxo on its wall. A hopper barge TIC No. 17 built by R. Stephenson & Co. at Hebburn for the Tyne Improvement Commissioners sails towards the Swing Bridge.

A group portrait follows of young lads dressed in flat caps and mucky clothes, some without shoes, laughing and chatting as they are filmed.