Cat no. 5998

Perkins of Peterborough News Review

Running time14:02 Black & White Sound 1950s Ketton, Rutland

Loading the player ...

Newsreel for the staff of F. Perkins Ltd

Genre:

Industrial / Sponsored FilmNewsreelPromotional

Village Of Stone:

In the quiet village of Ketton, Rutland, with its 13th Century Saxon Church, lives Britain's largest industrial works, The Ketton Portland Cement Co Ltd. The men and infrastructure at the Ketton Cement Works produce their high quality cement from limestone and clay. The company's own trains transport the product to different parts of the works, and are then hoisted and tipped into large vats. Perkins P6 and R6 engines power the transport fleet for the bagged cement to its buyers, including Perkins themselves. Perkins used Ketton Cement at their Eastfield Headquarters at Peterborough on their extention.

Mr. Frank Perkins High Sheriff:

Appointed by Her Majesty The Queen, Chairman of F. Perkins Ltd, Frank Perkins has been appointed to be High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, leaves the ceremony in Cambridge to attend the opening of the Winter Assizes. However, before that, more venerated ceremony is due to take place, as the High Sheriff and his procession march through the gates of Trinity College to the Judges Lodging. An assembled crowd of academics and officials meet to pay their respects to the Assize Court Judge.

"Bluebird" Goes By Diesel!:

From the headquarters of Graham Adams Ltd, motor engineers begin their day's work. However, today is no ordinary day as it involves the collection of Donald Campbell's recording breaking "Bluebird", on a Perkins-powered articulated low loader. The company in the past has transported the turbojet hydroplane to the Lake District for trials and record attempts, but today the transporter is going into central London for the Lord Mayor's Show. The pageant rolls down Fleet Street as spectators watch from the pavement. A procession dedicated to the history of the aluminium industry features several decorated floats, including "Bluebird". All the floats in the Aluminium pageant are pulled by Peterborough-made diesel engines, unlike the Lord Mayor who traditionally is always pulled in a horse-drawn carriage. Next for the Perkins drawn "Bluebird" is a spot at the National Boat Show at Hammersmith, which features an array of yachts, cruisers, sloops and motor boats. Plenty of enthusiasts are welcomed by Lord Hailsham, who opens the event, before visiting the Perkins stand and talking to Richard Perkins. Perkins has on display its full range of gleaming diesel marine engines, as well as a P6 underwater engine.

Featured People:

Frank Perkins; Mr. Justice Donovan; Sir Cullum Welsh, Lord Mayor of London; First Lord of the Admiralty Lord Hailsham; Richard Perkins

Featured Organisations:

F. Perkins Ltd; The Ketton Portland Cement Co Ltd; Graham Adams Ltd; The Band of The Royal Marines

Featured Events:

Opening of the Winter Assizes; The Lord Mayor's Show, London; The National Boat Show, London

Featured Buildings:

University Arms Hotel, Cambridge; Guild Hall, Cambridge; Trinity College. Cambridge; Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge; St. Pauls Cathedral, London; Olympia

F. Perkins Film Unit

Frank Phillips

Terms and conditions

The Terms and Conditions apply to the website www.eafa.org.uk (the Website) and by accessing the website you are agreeing to abide by them.

 We may modify the terms and conditions or withdraw or deny access to the Website at any time at our sole discretion.

In your use of the Website you agree not to, at any time:

  1. Conduct or promote any illegal activities
  2. Attempt to reverse engineer or jeopardize in any way the correct functioning of the Website and its services or otherwise attempt to derive the source code or other code or software that enables the operation of this website.
  3. Use any automatic, electronic or manual process not provided by this website to access search or harvest any information from the website or to interfere in any way with its proper functioning.
  4. Mirror or frame the website or any portion thereof, place pop-up windows over its pages or otherwise affect the display of its pages.

Every effort has been made to exclude or flag content that may be upsetting or cause offence and not to include films that are unsuitable, however the East Anglian Film Archive bears no responsibility for people under the age of 18 viewing the Website or for any offence that may be caused by people viewing the Website. If you feel that some items could cause offence please contact us in the first instance. If you would like to have access to any of the films available for purposes not permitted by these Terms and Conditions, including any commercial venture, then please contact us.

Copyright

The content of the Website including but not limited to the text are Copyright © 2011 The East Anglian Film Archive of the University of East Anglia.

The copyright in the original film materials and the digital reproductions of all still and moving images herein and their arrangements in many cases may be owned by a number of parties. Any requests for copyright clearance for use of the material should be directed to the East Anglian Film Archive in the first instance. It is the requester’s responsibility to obtain such necessary clearance and the East Anglian Film Archive will not be held responsible for any failure on the requester’s part to do so.

The contents on the Website may be accessed as view only and purely for non commercial personal, educational and cultural interest. Under no circumstances shall any content be downloaded, transferred, copied or re-produced in whole or in part in any manner or in or on any media without the prior written consent of The East Anglian Film Archive.

The East Anglian Film Archive would like to thank those who allowed copyright permission for the use and display of works that appear on this site.

Disclaimer

The East Anglian Film Archive has made every reasonable effort to locate, contact and acknowledge copyright owners. There are a small number of cases where, despite our efforts, the copyright owner has not been identified. In these cases, we welcome contact from copyright owners and will take immediate action to gain any appropriate clearances or remove the items if requested.

We do not guarantee that the Website will be compatible with any and all hardware or software which you may use nor that the Website will be available all of the time or at any specific times.

The East Anglian Film Archive makes no warranty that the Website is free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer program.

The Website contains links to other websites with their own terms and conditions. The East Anglian Film Archive is not responsible for the terms and conditions of these websites.

Accuracy

The East Anglian Film Archive is committed to a high standard of quality in all its work and with this in mind every attempt has been made to present up to date and accurate information on this website. However, visitors need to bear in mind that it is possible that information contained on this website may be out of date, incomplete, the opinion of the author or the opinion  “of the time” and may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information in these pages up to date or liability for not doing so. If you notice information that needs to be updated or corrected, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Personal data

The Website may contain some personal data such as names of film-makers, some film participants etc. We have taken all reasonable care to ensure that we operate within the provisions of data protection legislation. If you believe that any of the data on the Website causes or is likely to cause damage or distress to you or any other living person, please contact us with details.

Liability and indemnification

Any unauthorised use you make of the University of East Anglia or East Anglian Film Archive copyright and/or trademarks will constitute an infringement of the University of East Anglia’s Intellectual Property and may lead to legal action and other such remedies in accordance with the governing law.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of East Anglia and its employees, affiliates and students

Except to the extent prohibited by the governing law the University of East Anglia accepts no responsibility for any use you may make of the Website.

The University of East Anglia is only liable to you for direct losses which you may reasonably be expected to suffer where you can show that such losses were as a result of our breach of these terms and conditions. Any implied warranties and conditions are fully excluded.

Our Liability to you shall in no circumstances include any loss of profit or revenue or any other indirect losses you may incur whether foreseen or not.

Governing Law

The Laws of England and Wales shall govern and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over

  1. The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all other aspects of these terms and conditions whatsoever
  2. Any and all claims made by you or us for any and all breaches acts omissions, misuses, liability and copyright claims as set out in these terms and conditions.

The East Anglian Film Archive is owned and operated by the University of East Anglia

© 2011 The East Anglian Film Archive of the University of East Anglia.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED