GPO CONTRACTS

This video is not available to view remotely

Full length video - onsite only

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films

Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Industrial

Decade:

  • 1960s

Related films

HOUSE
1968 | col | silent
BUILDING WORK - P.N. SHINNIE
1962 | col | silent
WATER CONTRACTS TURRET LOCH LEE
1964 | col | silent
CONSTRUCTION OF COAL MINE, 1968
1968 | col | silent
BETT HOMES
1967 | col | silent

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.

Overall rating:

Title: GPO CONTRACTS

Reference number: 9908

Date: 1966c

Director: filmed by Mr McKenzie (deceased)

Sponsor: Alexander Thomson (London) Ltd

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.42 mins

Description: Shots of cable-laying and trunk road work carried out by Alexander Thomson (London) Ltd in north-east Scotland and the Highlands.

For other titles in this collection see also refs. 9909, 9910, 9911, 9912

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs main road through village, contractors working on additional carriageway - gvs workmen in deep trench, work on new carriageway (0.32) gvs country road, excavator and workmen digging roadside trench, cars passing - GPO Mini van parked on verge beside sign for the George Hotel, Crieff - JCB excavator clears debris from roadside into truck, workman brushes road (2.22) gvs on Ellis Street, Peterhead, workmen digging trench to Windmill Street - shot of completed and back-filled trench - c/u shots workmen digging trench, foreman inspecting work, workman using pneumatic drill - gvs street, men at work on trench, cyclists and pedestrians passing (4.56) gvs excavator and workmen working on roadside pipeline trench in village in countryside - c/u shots JCB at work - workmen preparing formwork and shoveling cement from mixer - workman cutting strip along roadside verge with turf cutter - turf cutting and cable-laying with a larger machine being pulled by tractor on roadside verge (10.43) gvs hill road under snow, car stopped in lay-by, AA Highland Patrol Austin Gypsy van across road - shots of snowplough truck coming down road followed by AA van - shot of line of cars stuck on road in snow - brief dark shots of excavator digging at roadside in snow (12.42)