Dock in the Hamoaze

£9.99

A unique collection of archive film footage from 1907, plus rare photographs and slides, tells the story of the development of Devonport and its dockyard from 1691 to 1971. The film includes a series of visuals of famous ships associated with the dock and takes us back to 1907 to see the launching of HMS Lion, which became the flagship of Admiral Beaty during the 1st World War. It’s all here, including the launching of HMS Plymouth and the sea trials of HMS Scylla. Most of this visual material is now available for the very first time on video.

Description

DVD – mostly B/W images – 65 minutes

A unique collection of archive film footage from 1907, plus rare photographs and slides, tells the story of the development of Devonport and its dockyard from 1691 to 1971. The film includes a series of visuals of famous ships associated with the dock and takes us back to 1907 to see the launching of HMS Lion, which became the flagship of Admiral Beaty during the 1st World War. It’s all here, including the launching of HMS Plymouth and the sea trials of HMS Scylla. Most of this visual material is now available for the very first time on video.

The film also tells of the great dockyard fires, the execution cell and unique moving images of the workforce in action at the height of the yard’s activity. Also included is a record of the last passenger train service.

Released through Aarchive Film Productions

Specifications

Written by Reg Blackett
Narrated by Gerald & Roger Lilley
Technical Manager: Phil Lilley
Post Production: Roger Underwood
With thanks to Plymouth Naval Base Museum and Plymouth City Central Library


All the DVDs are produced, packed and sent directly from Aarchvie Films.

The original documentaries were made on S-VHS, in a 4:3 ratio, so on a standard TV/computer screen, will show black bars on both sides.

There is some very brief areas of ‘dropout’ when they were converted from S-VHS video to digital. We have done the best we can to reduce this, but it is still there.

All of the documentaries were produced by Roger Lilley of Aarchive Films, who passed away 20 years ago. Some of the ‘modern’ footage is from between 1995 – 2000, so some of the newer footage may look different now.

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