Northern Ireland Agriculture and Industry

Details

Location

Ardglass, Belfast, Belfast City Centre, Belfast docks, Belfast Lough, High Street

Year

1957

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

11min 25sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

Crown copyright

Description

A comprehensive survey of Ulster’s working life - from traditional rural jobs to the newfangled occupations spawned by the industrial boom.

This vibrant film depicts Northern Ireland as a hive of activity. First, observe the countryside, an idyllic patchwork of green, a place where crops and cattle flourish and farmers cultivate the land. In Ardglass, the catch of the day is herring, the fishermen's haul being slithered into boxes and sent to Belfast. There, it will feed the men and women who strive and sweat in the city's shipyards and linen factories.
 

Notes

This film comes from the collection of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

A Boulton-Hawker production.

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