This amateur film by Walter Gill looks at the sand and marsh area known as Seal Sands at the mouth of the Tees. It examines the thriving wildlife in the area despite the close proximity of heavy engineering and chemical industries.
A short ICI Billingham Film Unit documentary that discusses how recent improvements to ICI plant machinery and chemical processes have helped to dramatically decrease pollution.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
A film commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council Parks Department as part of their campaign for the Northumbria In Bloom and Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competitions. The film celebrates the private and public gardens, parks, and landscaped streets and promenades of West Hartlepool. A commentary and background music accompanies the film.
Sponsored film that documents the construction of the Shell Refinery at Teesport, begun in 1964 by the contractors Press and Costain. The film contains detailed footage of construction work from reclamation of tidal mud flats near the mouth of the River Tees to the finished refinery. Includes many aerial shots of the site.
An industrial film produced by Turners Film Productions for the Tees Conservancy Commissioners showing the various stages in the construction of the new Tees Dock as a pre-stressed concrete quay built along the river Tees at Lackenby near Middlesbrough. The film shows the making of the various pre-cast concrete cylinders, beams and decking on site, the digging of the foundations and installation of fender blocks, and finally the laying of a working surface that includes rail tracks, coping blocks and cast iron bollards.
A compilation of home movie films documenting the Morton family picnics, walks, and visits to towns and attractions around the north of England. The film includes a trip to Seahouses beach, the Farne Islands, rambling along the Cleveland coast between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Staithes, spring-time walking in Farndale Nature Reserve, and a visit to Bishop Auckland Castle Park.
Amateur film footage by a senior ICI manager, Mr Bridger, that records ICI ammonia factories at Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, set up to produce agricultural fertiliser and explosives for the war effort, the Tyne at Ovingham and Thomas Berwick’s grave, the pond at Norton, and footage of social events and sports days in the 1950s at a variety of ICI clubs, in Prudhoe, Billingham in 1956, and Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Mute roll in footage for a Tyne Tees Television news story transmitted 19 November 1968 about pollution on the River Tees.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted on the 19th November 1968 showing various industrial views along the River Tees passing the Newport Bridge and heading towards the Transporter Bridge.
An industrial film by Cygnet Films commissioned by Phillips Petroleum Company, which looks at the oil industry on Teesside, in particular the large Phillp's Petroleum refinery development on the north bank of the Tees in the 1970’s. The film shows in detail the location of the Ekofisk oil platform off the coast of Norway and the two pipelines which run from it, one to Emden in northern Germany and the other to Seal Sands and Greatham on Teesside. The film shows the construction of the refinery acknowledging the sensitive environment in which it is being built.