This is one of a large collection of films created by the Photographic Unit of the Chief Civil Engineer of the LNER in York, and his successors on British Railways. This film records the men and machines laying out rail for marshalling yards on the Stockton side of the River Tees. Middlesbrough’s Newport Bridge can be seen in the background.
This is one of a large collection of films created by the Photographic Unit of the Chief Civil Engineer of the LNER in York, and his successors on British Railways. This film records the relaying of track at Eaglescliffe and the dismantling of old rail track at Geneva Yard with the aid of a rail-mounted steam crane.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film was made in the mid-1940s at Hulands Quarry near Bowes and Barnard Castle in County Durham. The film shows the various stages of work at the limestone quarry and ballast production from iron furnace slag at Lackenby used on railway tracks.
This amateur film by Walter Gill records the events at the Hartlepool Harbour Fete in 1980.
This amateur film by Walter Gill looks at the Hartlepool town show of 1980.
This amateur film records the sighting of a species of bird which had strayed from its Arctic habitat and settled for a while at Hartlepool. The white-billed diver, also known as the yellow-billed loon, attracted many enthusiasts armed with cameras and binoculars eager to catch a glimpse of a rare visitor.
This amateur film by Walter Gill records the occasion when Prince Philip visited Hartlepool to inspect the restoration work being carried out onthe historic ship HMS Warrior, a 40-gun steam-powered armoured frigate built for the Royal Navy, 1859–1861.
This amateur film by Walter Gill looks at activities at a Victorian school in Hartlepool, probably Brougham School, in Brougham Terrace, with children examining a model of 'Brougham Abbey'.
Amateur film of friends visiting Hartlepool docks in the mid-1970s, including Margaret and Walter Gill.
Amateur footage by Walter Gill of a trip to the seaside resort of Seaton Carew.
Amateur film by Walter Gill that records a sultry summer's day in Hartlepool, shoppers in the modern Middleton Grange shopping centre, work by the Hartlepool Art Club displayed on the spiral walkway at the precinct, and a garden party at Greystones, once the Horsley family residence.
This amateur film shows the Graythorp shipbuilding yard near Hartlepool.
The short amateur film by Walter Gill and a friend records a walk in Hartlepool with a friend of the Gill family.
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.
This amateur film by Walter Gill records the visit to Hartlepool of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as part of the Teesside tour on March 18th 1987.
A Billingham Film Unit short documentary that introduces the ICI Billingham and Wilton Works, including a brief look at salt production at Haverton Hill (off main works), the ICI Synthetic Ammonia Works and ICI Nylon Works, and the Synthonia Club. The film also documents the old Billingham and the farms that are located in the shadow of the chemical works. Includes footage of the Wilton site under construction.
Billingham Film Unit cine-magazine that celebrates the ICI Billingham Synthonia Club, covering a 1957 sports day event, the club's use by 13,000 members and its rebuilding after World War II. Includes a short evocative history of the bombing of the first Synthonia Club with the memory of the night on voice-over.
An ICI Billingham Film Unit short documentary on Billingham’s Synthonia Club Sports and Gala Day, June 1956. The film documents the annual sports day, and includes footage of the athletics, gymnastics, and Punch and Judy events, as well as views of the various fairground rides. It is accompanied throughout by music track and voice-over commentary.
ICI Billingham Film Unit highlights of the ICI Synthonia Club annual sports day in 1935, which features marching jazz bands, fancy dress, sprints, bicycle races and a tug of war.
Billingham Film Unit feature on the villages and countryside surrounding the ICI Billingham factory in Teesdale and North Yorkshire. Locations around the ICA works include Billingham, Norton, Stockton, Yarm, Croft-on-Tees, Teesdale, Stockton on Tees. Plays on the history and landscape of area.
Billingham Film Unit short on Billingham Wharf in 1935, documenting working practice and industrial infrastructure.
Billingham Film Unit work motion studies of ICI female punch card operators inputting data on the B6020 Hollerith Punch, a mechanical tabulator, illustrating the two-handed versus three-fingered operation. Sequences in slow motion included.
Billingham Film Unit production of a brief visit to two ICI factories at Billingham and Wilton on Teesside. Records different areas of production and processes including the Plastics Division making Perspex, and the Nylon Division at Billingham. Includes shots of the Synthonia Club grounds and exterior shots of the Wilton works.
This documentary, produced by Billingham Film Unit in collaboration with Ashmore, Benson, Pease & Co., was selected for screening at Harrogate Festival of Films 1957. An account of an unusual journey from Stockton to Wilton that documents the transportation of the biggest vessel ever to be carried over public roads. A nitric acid absorption tower wends it's slow and torturous way from Stockton to the new ICI Nylon Plant at Wilton, via Yarm, Leven Bridge, and Grangetown in Middlesbrough.
ICI Billingham Division Safety Department production that shows the safe way of doing routine jobs in the anhydrite mine. Miners working underground illustrate the correct methods. Each section discusses the right safety routine for the job. The film contains a false ending as a prelude to a member of the safety executive making a chatty warning speech with a broad Yorkshire accent.