1976 Cat no. 215447
1976, Aspley Guise (Bedfordshire)
Fuller’s earth has been mined in Aspley, Bedfordshire since the 16th century. In 1976 local people staged a mass protest against the Steetley Minerals company’s plans to expand operations in Aspley Heath Woods, an area of natural beauty.
Cat no. 215447
1978 Cat no. 205071
Eleni V Oil Spill
On 6 May 1978 A Norwegian oil tanker, Eleni V, collided with a merchant ship off Lowestoft and sank, spilling 5,000 tons of oil, with disastrous consequences for wildlife and beaches in Norfolk and Suffolk. This half-hour documentary was in Anglia’s ‘Probe Special’ series.
Cat no. 205071
1978 Cat no. 216632
1978, Lowestoft (Suffolk)
Trade has been badly affected by the Eleni V oil spill, say Lowestoft hotel and boarding house owners.
Cat no. 216632
1979 Cat no. 216678
Rainbow Warrior Gets Ready To Sail
1979, Great Yarmouth (Norfolk)
At Great Yarmouth, Greenpeace members on board converted trawler the Rainbow Warrior prepare for an expedition to Newfoundland to try and prevent a seal cull. A local fisherman thinks they’re doing more harm than good.
Cat no. 216678