• Short Summary

    Good scenes of an oil drilling rig at work - near Guildford.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Guildford. Oil In Surrey".

    Littleton, Guildford, Surrey.

    Various shots of oil drilling platform and oil derrick in the Surrey Countryside. LV Cows grazing in fields. Various shots of workmen changing section of drill.

    Various shots of schoolboys from Guildford Royal Grammar school with Scientist Mr AP Terris, he is explaining the workings of the rig to them. Shots of the boys watching the workings of the rig.

    Night shots of the oil rig working under floodlights.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1531.25
    Media URN:
    49437
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:48:00 / 01:54:00:00
    Canister:
    58/42

Comments (1)

  1. laburnumdick says

    Myself and my brother used to go to this site whenever we could and we made friends with the workers there. They asked us it there was a fish and chip shop nearby and we told them there was one in Farncombe and we would go on our bikes to get them which we often did.
    We were allowed up onto the rig and into their hut which they called the Dog Hut, we also were allowed to climb up the rig tower (probably not officially). It was a great source of enjoyment for us and the men from various parts of the country would tell us stories about where they came from and how they played as kids. The film clip has you may have gathered has taken me back to the 'good old days' thanks Frank

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