ICI Billingham Film Unit cine magazine with three short films: a feature on the national fuel shortage and its effect on the ICI chemical plant at Billingham; a short feature on distribution of the new ICI magazine; and the progress of the Safety Committe in promoting safety at work and cutting down the number of "lost time accidents."
Billingham Film Unit cine-magazine featuring three news items: VIPs and ICI board members attend a screening of the ICI cine-magazine production "Just Billingham" at the Gaumont Theatre in London's Wardour Street. A second feature looks at ICI workers using Durham County Council's Mass Radiography Unit for health checks. The final part looks at the work of the Anhydrite Mine. Anhydrite was mined in the Billingham area from 1928, located in the Casebourne division of the works.
ICI Billingham Film Unit cine magazine edition of three features: "Rough Stuff" follows the Billingham Synthonia Club Rugby Section as they put in practice before county trial matches and score a match win against Darlington RA at home. The "Blood Transfusion Scheme" takes a look at ICI Billingham workers' contribution to the National Blood Transfusion Service just after the war; and "Where's That Bus" is a playful item on the co-ordination of corporation buses to transport workers home after their shift at ICI Billingham.
A sunbather falls asleep in this silent comedy short and wakes up to discover a ghostly double has come to life to taunt him. Produced by Middlesbrough amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown, this is an example of a ‘trick’ film where simple camera effects are used to create the impossible on screen. The film was intended to illustrate the effect of too much sun, namely dehydration and delirium.Tom Brown plays both characters in the melodramatic acting style of early silent cinema.
An appeal film for assistance with a number of projects aimed at the unemployed and their families in the Middlesbrough and Cleveland areas. The film is introduced by Lord Zetland and features a visit to Middlesbrough by Prince George. The film then shows various work and recreational projects organised for the unemployed, which include an exhibition of crafts made by Cleveland unemployed; teaching of new crafts; building of greenhouses by the unemployed; training of boys as waiters; boxing matches and other entertainments; a local comedian, renovation and conversion of an old barn by the unemployed; and boys' camps. [Please note that the picture runs too fast but this was how the original film was produced.]
Record of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent opening the Accident Centre at Middlesbrough General Hospital on the 20 May 1959. The film shows the princess arriving at the hospital, introduced to various dignitaries and touring the new facilities. Includes footage of the princess visiting a newly built housing estate and meeting a family of ten at one of the houses.
A comedy made by the Cleveland Cine Club and filmed at the Berwick Hills Community Centre with members of the local cine and drama groups. The film follows the misadventures of a man who goes into hospital for an operation. Realising they are missing a number of instruments the hospital staff resort to bringing out a saw, hammer and hand-drill to perform the operation. In horror the patient jumps off the table and escapes.
A Civil defence training film on rescue, first aid and transportation techniques, which shows a typical situation that may confront Civil Defences Corps in wartime or in peacetime. The film was made by the West Hartlepool Civil Defence Corps some time between 1948 and 1968.
This is a Borough of Middlesbrough council record of the clearance of 'slum' housing in the St Hilda’s area of Middlesbrough at the end of the 50s.
A short pencil animation by Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club in which a man seated at a desk uses fly spray to kill a fly that is sitting on his head and ends up killing himself.