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REPAIRING BOAT

Repairing Boat (1938)

Repairing boats after damage done by sea worms.

SOLING AND HEELING TYRES

Soling And Heeling Tyres (1940)

Item showing North country depot that repairs and retreads old tyres.

CLEANING UP THE CITY!

Cleaning Up The City! (1935)

The fire brigade and cleaners scrub and wash the statues of Prague.

TOYS MENDER aka TOYS TO MEND

Toys Mender AKA Toys To Mend (1940)

A carpenter mends children's toys at the roadside in Thanet, Kent....

WOMAN RESTORING COTTAGE

Woman Restoring Cottage (1940)

A woman restores her own cottage by patching holes and fixing roof...

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL

Salisbury Cathedral (1950)

Footage of urgent repair work being carried out on Salisbury field....

SHOE REPAIRS

Shoe Repairs (1952)

Footage of shoe repair shop in which customers can repair own shoes. Essex.

TIME MARCHES ON

Time Marches On (1946)

London transport workers repair and replace damaged clock on bus route.

CLEARING FLORENCE FLOOD DAMAGE

Clearing Florence Flood Damage (1966)

Experts restoring the art works after flood damage in Florence.

MANUFACTURE OF HARPS

Manufacture Of Harps (1961)

Beautiful harps are made in a workshop in London.

SANCTUARY SAVED

Sanctuary Saved (1968)

Item showing restoration work on Chichester Cathedral.

THE WINDOWS OF THE MINSTER - YORK

The Windows Of The Minster - York (1927)

York Minster - various shots of the Cathedral on its...

SURVIVAL AND REVIVAL

Survival And Revival (1939)

Old master paintings are cleaned and restored at a museum.

FRENCH LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM aka FRENCH LADY FOOTBALLERS

French Ladies Football Team AKA French Lady Footballers (1922)

French woman's football team play...

WOMEN BRIDGE PAINTERS

Women Bridge Painters (1942)

Women paint the bridge over the river Trent in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire....

CATHEDRAL WINDOWS

Cathedral Windows (1949)

Footage of the stained glass window of Canterbury Cathedral being repaired....

REPAINTING CANAL BOATS

Repainting Canal Boats (1949)

Canal boats are repainted to look bright and colourful. Hayes.

DRY DOCK

Dry Dock (1954)

The Queen Elizabeth liner is cleaned and serviced in dry dock.

LANDAU

Landau (1949)

Carriage once owned by Queen Victoria is refurbished for Regent of Iraq.

OLD CHINA

Old China (1945)

Brothers Sydney and Ernest Owen repair broken crockery and glass in Cricklewood, London.

DON'T FORGET THE DIVER

Don't Forget The Diver (1945)

Divers used to repair ship under water.

RESTORING OLD PAINTINGS

Restoring Old Paintings (1958)

A look at the process of art restoration including cleaning the...

ANTIQUE MUSICAL BOXES

Antique Musical Boxes (1958)

Musical box restorer Samuel Sunley gives us a demonstration of various...

ANTIQUE SILVER

Antique Silver (1959)

The Silver Galleries in London carry out specialist restoration of antique silver.

OXFORD REDECORATION aka OXFORD RESTORATION

Oxford Redecoration AKA Oxford Restoration (1961)

Historic buildings are cleaned and restored in...

LAMP-LIGHTERS OF THE SEA

Lamp-Lighters Of The Sea (1961)

Lightships and buoys are cleaned and repaired in the Thames Estuary by...

ANTIQUE MUSIC BOXES

Antique Music Boxes (1960)

Samuel Sunley's collection of antique music boxes at Park West, London.

NEW BARGES FOR OLD

New Barges For Old (1961)

Old narrow boats are renovated to become luxurious floating homes on the...

OUT TAKES / CUTS  FROM CP 320 - NEW BARGES FOR OLD

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 320 - New Barges For Old (1961)

Out takes (Rushes, cuts) for the stories...

TRAMS AND TRAM MUSEUM

Trams And Tram Museum (1964)

A look at the working tram museum at Crich and a bus conductor whose hobby...

OLD TOWN FACE LIFT aka HEMEL HEMPSTEAD NEW TOWN

Old Town Face Lift AKA Hemel Hempstead New Town (1969)

Hemel Hempstead gets a facelift - the old...

CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF NO. 92

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 92 (1940)

A torch fits in gas mask boxes for the blackout, a cycle...

THE BIG THINGS IN LIFE!

The Big Things In Life! (1931)

An ocean liner is painted or repaired. A large earth mover is featured.

CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF NO. 120

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 120 (1940)

A bicycle powers a knife-grinder's tools and Harold Young's...

EGG SHELL REPAIR aka EGG SHELLS

Egg Shell Repair AKA Egg Shells (1955)

Michael Prynn repairs a broken guillemot's egg.

LITTLE SHIPS COME BACK

Little Ships Come Back (1940)

Minesweepers return to port to be cleaned and painted.

BUS REPAIRS issue title is LUCKY DIP

Bus Repairs Issue Title Is Lucky Dip (1941)

Women mechanics in London transport bus depot give...

PLAYERS AT WORK

Players At Work (1945-1946)

Actors repair bomb damage Embassy Theatre.

DRY DOCK

Dry Dock (1949)

Footage of the line the 'Queen Mary' in dry dock in Southampton, Hampshire.

NAVY REFITTING

Navy Refitting (1949)

Warships from the royal navy undergo maintenance programme in Portsmouth,...

PAINTING TOWER BRIDGE

Painting Tower Bridge (1952)

Item showing repainting of Tower Bridge in London.

HOLIDAY ABROAD

Holiday Abroad (1946)

Former Wrens getting their ships ready for holidays abroad.

BOMBED CHURCH RESTORED

Bombed Church Restored (1968)

Before and after shots of restored church in Rotterdam.

EARLY STYLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Early Style Musical Instruments (1957)

Film about a Surrey workshop where old instruments are made...

HISTORIC TAXIS

Historic Taxis (1959)

Skilled restoration of early London taxi cabs.

BOY'S TRACTION ENGINE

Boy's Traction Engine (1956)

11 years old boy treats friends with a ride on his genuine Burell traction...

OLD MASTER SURGEON

Old Master Surgeon (1960)

Mr Aczel restoring and retouching old master paintings at Brook Street in...

HOSPITAL FOR OLD MASTERS

Hospital For Old Masters (1968)

Paintings are cleaned and restored in the Conservation Department of...

HIGH LIFE IN LONDON

High Life In London (1926)

Men who work high in the air - on cranes, tall buildings and repairing the...

FISHER GIRLS OF OSTEND

Fisher Girls Of Ostend (1931)

Nicely shot film showing fishermen at work and women repairing fishing...