Super 8 Stories: Belfast Dock Workers

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1960s

Source

BBC NI

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

04min 53sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Jim White, Olive Haire

Rights Holder

Doubleband Films, Jim White, Olive Haire

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Description

Workers from the Belfast Docks look back on their hard-working days labouring beside the boats in the busy port of Belfast during the 1960s. As well as being days of hardship there was a good camaraderie between the workers and a plethora of great stories to remember. This clip appeared in Series 3, Programme 1 of 'Super 8 Stories'.

Shot List

Very smoky shots filmed while sailing up Belfast Lough with images of industry and shots of cranes. Dock workers heading to work and men on small truck. Unloading cargo from ship. Worker carrying large pipe on ship and more shots of the docks area. Various shots of dockers working on quayside and forklift truck carrying cargo. Men shovelling grain and working with bags of cargo. Men playing with pet monkey on ship. Various shots of groups of dockers relaxing and posing for camera. More smoky shots of the docks area.

Credits

Narrator: Maire Jones; Programme Accountant: Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant: Gillian Halliday; Camera: Michael Quinn; Sound: Paul Maynes; Music Consultants: Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Graphics: Alan Perry; Dubbing: One Zero Zero; Online Editor: Jonathan Fetherston; Researcher: Ben Price; Archivist: Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer: Jenny Waugh; Editor: David Gray; Executive Producers: Alex Johnston, Michael Hewitt; Producer: Diarmuid Lavery; Director: Brian Henry Martin

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