British docks

A selection of the extensive amount of material for British docks in the archive. The docks include London, Liverpool and Southampton, among others.

World's Largest Motor Ship

World's Largest Motor Ship

The White Star Liner 'Britannic' sets off from Liverpool on its maiden voyage.

More Fighting Men From Canada

More Fighting Men From Canada (1940)

Canadian troops arrive to join allied forces in England.

Liverpool - The Duke Meets Dockers AKA Duke Of Edinburgh Opens Dock Workers Stadium

Liverpool - The Duke Meets Dockers AKA Duke Of Edinburgh Opens Dock Workers Stadium (1953)

Prince Philip opens a new playground and renames it Edinburgh Park.

Liverpool - First Radar Harbour

Liverpool - First Radar Harbour (1940)

Liverpool dockside, Radar station tower with scanner revolving.

King George VI And Truman At Plymouth

King George VI And Truman At Plymouth (1945)

King George VI meets Harry Truman at Plymouth.

Jamaicans Arriving

Jamaicans Arriving (1950)

Good shots of immigrants from the West Indies arriving in Southampton.

Ireland Faces Large Dock Strike

Ireland Faces Large Dock Strike (1963)

Northern Ireland faces mass dock strike.

Hospital Ship 'atlantis' Liverpool

Hospital Ship 'atlantis' Liverpool (1944)

Hospital ship 'Atlantis' arriving at Liverpool, men are welcomed home.

Hospital Ship Docks At Home

Hospital Ship Docks At Home (1944)

Repatriated prisoners and wounded arriving home to Liverpool.

Hospital Ship Docks At Home

Hospital Ship Docks At Home (1944)

Repatriated prisoners interviewed on arrival to Liverpool.

Fashion Goes To The Navy AKA Navy Fashions

Fashion Goes To The Navy AKA Navy Fashions (1958)

Four models take part in a fashion shoot on H.M.S. Victorious in Portsmouth.

New Fire Float

New Fire Float (1969)

Bristol fire brigade demonstrate their new fire-float, the Aquanaut, at Avonmouth.

Our Latest Battleship

Our Latest Battleship (1932)

Lady Eyre-Morell launches the Battlecruiser HMS Orion at Devonport docks.

Polish Troops - 1940

Polish Troops - 1940

Polish troops arrive to England in 1940.

World's Largest Graving Dock AKA Worlds Largest Graving Dock

World's Largest Graving Dock AKA Worlds Largest Graving Dock (1933)

King George V and Queen Mary open new dock in Southampton.

World's Longest Underwater Tunnel

World's Longest Underwater Tunnel (1927)

The Liverpool to Birkenhead tunnel.

Seamen On Strike

Seamen On Strike (1960)

Ships are left in dock and passengers stranded at seamen go on strike. Southampton.

Queen Opens New Dock

Queen Opens New Dock (1962)

Queen Elizabeth opens new dock at Liverpool.

Queen Mary Strike

Queen Mary Strike (1947)

Good footage of the Queen Mary in Southampton docks, Hampshire.

Queen Mary Record

Queen Mary Record (1938)

A look at the liner 'Queen Mary' in the dock at Southampton, Hampshire.

QE2 Maiden Voyage

QE2 Maiden Voyage (1969)

Luxury liner "QE2" leaves Southampton on maiden voyage.

Proof Of Reliability

Proof Of Reliability (1929)

Flying Boats fly over Southampton, Hampshire.

Princess Elizabeth And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit The Pamir AKA Princess Elizabeth + Philip Visit 'pamir'

Princess Elizabeth And Duke Of Edinburgh Visit The Pamir AKA Princess Elizabeth + Philip Visit 'pamir' (1948)

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit a New Zealand sailing ship moored at London docks.

Prince Philip Visits Liverpool To Open Mersey Mission

Prince Philip Visits Liverpool To Open Mersey Mission (1958)

Prince Philip opens new Mersey Mission to Seamen in Liverpool.

Face Lift For Liner

Face Lift For Liner (1965)

The liner 'Queen Elizabeth' goes into dock at Greenock for repairs and face lift. Scotland.

Clyde Docks

Clyde Docks (1971)

Various shots of the Clyde docks and shipyards.

Cardiff Docks.

Cardiff Docks. (1948)

Docks with cranes at work.

Labour's No To Mersey Strike & Statement By Arthur Deakin

Labour's No To Mersey Strike & Statement By Arthur Deakin (1951)

Unofficial strike of Liverpool dockers does not get Labour approval.

City And Sea Wedded

City And Sea Wedded (1928)

Liverpool's Civic Week ends with ceremony marking importance of the river Mersey.

Coasting

Coasting (1932)

Good aerial footage of Liverpool, Southport and Blackpool in Lancashire.

Citizens Of No Mean City

Citizens Of No Mean City (1925)

Good footage of Liverpool taken from the top of the highest buildings.

Britain From The Air - Various Towns

Britain From The Air - Various Towns

Britain from the air - really fantastic aerial views of major British towns and cities.

A Staunch Ship And British Seamanship

A Staunch Ship And British Seamanship (1928)

At the Liverpool Docks we see the damaged liner ship 'Montrose', brought home after a collision with an iceberg.

Aquitania From Coal To Oil

Aquitania From Coal To Oil

A look at the enormous Cunard Liner, The Aquitania, as it comes into dock.

Arms For Egypt

Arms For Egypt (1955)

Arms for Egypt leave from Liverpool docks. Merseyside.

Lord Derby

Lord Derby (1928)

Lord Derby is present at the opening of Liverpool's new £1,000,000 dock.

This In Our Time Reel 6

This In Our Time Reel 6 (1950)

Wonderful documentary about the history of Liverpool.

And The World Listened

And The World Listened (1965)

Great colour documentary film about the life and music of Liverpool in the early 60s.

Dangerous Silence

Dangerous Silence (1957)

Employers will not talk, workers will not talk, shipyards are silent - strike continues.

Cities Of Britain No. 2 - Liverpool AKA Liverpool - Scenes Of City & Its Surroundings

Cities Of Britain No. 2 - Liverpool AKA Liverpool - Scenes Of City & Its Surroundings

Various shots around Liverpool including docks and the ferry across the Mersey.

Blue Riband Is Safe With Britain's Queens

Blue Riband Is Safe With Britain's Queens (1950)

The liner ship 'Queen Mary' sets sail from Southampton as the 'Queen Elizabeth' comes in.

Barry  South  Wales.

Barry South Wales. (1948)

General views of dock activity.

Aquitania

Aquitania (1914)

HMS Aquitania is towed out of shipyard at Clydebank, Scotland.

An Almost Unsinkable Ferry

An Almost Unsinkable Ferry (1932)

The ferry Royal Iris II is launched from Harland and Wolff's shipyard in Govan.

A Mighty Visitor

A Mighty Visitor (1929)

Huge German liner "Bremen" dock at Southampton dock, Hampshire.

Strike 'blockades' Britain

Strike 'blockades' Britain (1966)

Seaman's strike causes havoc to Britain's Ports.

Titanic Disaster - Genuine Footage

Titanic Disaster - Genuine Footage (1911)

Extended coverage of events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.

Handlers

Handlers (1929)

How timber and bricks are transported - various machinery is demonstrated at Surrey Docks.

Hospital Ship Docks At Home

Hospital Ship Docks At Home

Repatriated prisoners arriving to Liverpool - great reception.

£5m Dock Opened

£5m Dock Opened (1954)

Ceremony to mark the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Dock at the mouth of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Bristol Fashion  Reels 3 & 4

Bristol Fashion Reels 3 & 4 (1964)

The Bristol Channel and Docks. Many views of Bristol

Departure Of 'terra Nova'

Departure Of 'terra Nova' (1909)

Explorer Robert Scott's ship 'Terra Nova' leaves Cardiff port.

Dock Strike Ends

Dock Strike Ends (1954)

The London dockers return to work, but almost at once comes another strike.

London A Mighty Seaport

London A Mighty Seaport (1929)

Contstruction of new Seaport at Tilbury, London.

Fire At London Docks - Barking

Fire At London Docks - Barking (1947)

Massive fire at Barking docks - cuts from story in 47/87.

Dock Strike - Troops Working

Dock Strike - Troops Working (1949)

Troops lining up for food and drink and working at the docks.

Customs / Distillers

Customs / Distillers (1958)

Customs officials at work and whisky being blended.

Extra ! St Katherine's Dock

Extra ! St Katherine's Dock (1969)

Models show what the redeveloped St. Katherine's dock will look like in 1978. London.

Dock Tour

Dock Tour (1948)

Nice footage of London docks in the late 1940's

London Dock Strike

London Dock Strike (1948)

Various shots of the docks lying idle at Tower Bridge, views up river of the City from Tower Bridge, a meeting of the striking dockers.

Port Of London

Port Of London (1940)

Educational film about cargo trade featuring various London docks.

Thames Dock Strike

Thames Dock Strike (1970)

Cranes stand idle as dock workers go on strike on the River Thames.

30,000 IRA Members AKA 30,000 Sinn Feiners

30,000 IRA Members AKA 30,000 Sinn Feiners (1920)

30,000 members of Sinn Fein hold peaceful demonstration when "Baltic" ship arrives without Dr Mannix. Liverpool and London.