HOME AND AWAY NO. 8

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Construction and engineering
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Series:

  • Home and away

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: HOME AND AWAY NO. 8

Reference number: 1519

Date: 1956

Director: d. Peter Dixon

Sponsor: Babcock and Wilcox (Steam) Ltd

Production company: Technical and Scientific Films Ltd. in assoc. with Film Producers Guild

Sound: sound

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.30 mins

Description: One of a series of 20 films made for Babcock and Wilcox (Steam) Ltd. between 1954 and 1961. Scenes of work and recreation for members and friends of the Babcock and Wilcox family; including the "Rest and be Thankful motor hill-race". Refs. 1517-1528.
[See also refs. 1517, 1518, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1525, 1526, 1527, 1528].

See also ref. 2120 for footage of the Rest and Be Thankful Hill Climb, also featured in this film.

Credits: p. Cyril Randell
ed. Ken Collins

Shotlist: Censor's certificate (0.10); Credits (0.40); A film review of people and events. Work and play for members and friends of the Babcock and Wilcox family. Moving house. Exterior of former premises and new premises of Babcock House, Euston Road, London (1.00); Shots of office staff working with preparations for removal (1.25); Removal men at work. General views office staff unpacking files, etc. (2.21); South for sunshine? General views of athletics. Members of London and Renfrew offices compete for Renman Cup at ground in London's Blackheath (3.02); Babcock and Wilcox staff take a cruise on the Thames. General views on board and from boat to bank (4.15); Boat passes through Teddington Lock. General views of cruise (4.58); Boat stops at Casino Hotel for tea dance. General views of dancers (5.20); Rest and Be Thankful. Members of Babcock and Wilcox Auto Club compete in skilled driving course (6.16); Auto club members at the Rest and Be Thankful hill climb. Veteran car climbs hill and shots of motor race up the hill (8.22); Steam goes supersonic. General views airport and planes taking off (8.56); Shots of Bristol Aeroplane Company's aircraft manufacturing shed - "Britannia" type craft under construction. Aircraft testing and components research projects. Shots of Babcock and Wilcox pressure vessel for test plant for turbo jet engines. Shots of pressure vessel transported by road from Renfrew. Arrival at site and installation. Model of new test plant (12.47); c/u Shot of a ram-jet engine operating during a super-sonic flight; landscape visible rotating behind engine intake (13.19); ecs (13.30)