Living Port

1975 , Felixstowe (Suffolk)

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The day to day working and local benefits of Felixstowe Port

A brief sequence illustrated with photographs charting the growth of the Port and the town of Felixstowe during the last century opens this film. This is accompanied by a song, written and performed in the style of a local folk song, but was written for the film. The film shows many sequences of the port at work, focusing on the East Quay, built for general cargo in 1951, the deep water oil jetty, built in 1964, the car terminal and the passenger terminal, a recent venture. Quay and handling facilities are shown along with the maintenance of the equipment and the training of the workers.The film stresses the communication links to Felixstowe, both road and rail. Much is made of the conditions of employment for the workers at the dock. The film also stresses the secondary employment brought to the area as a direct consequence of the Port of Felixstowe. We see a directors meeting showing how day to day issues are handled at the highest level. Throughout, the film stresses the opportunities for the port's workforce. One of the Directors speaking in this sequence has a strong local accent.

Keywords

Port; Dock; Industrial; Felixstowe

Manifestations

Living Port

  • Barcode
    INV338104
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:23:26
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    708853
  • Barcode
    INV386036
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:23:26
    Modification Date
    10/06/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    682186
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV215549
    Canonical Identifier
    A-266
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560642
    Sound
    sound

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