Title ID 8624Collection ID992
TitleNagard Staff Outings
DateJuly 1956; July 1957
CollectionHinchliff Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWorking Life Urban Life
KeywordsIndustry Motor Vehicles Outings Roads Rivers Workers
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionA.G. Hinchliff
CameraA.G. Hinchliff
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration07 min. 25 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour film shows Nagard Ltd employees attending a company outing and features scenes at their electronic equipment plant in Surrey.


This colour film compilation opens with a company trip title: “Nagard Staff Outings July 1956 - July 1957”. Employees travel on board an open top boat on a river (River Thames?) passing through a lock. The people smile and wave at the camera, one man takes a photo of the cameraman.

The group travel between venues on coaches, one coach has a red sticker on a window that reads: 'This car is constipated, it hasn't passed a thing all day!'. The bus is also seen in motion travelling between locations and the group smoke and drink together onboard. The group visit an aquarium (?) gathering in a courtyard while they wait to enter the building.

The next section of the film is of the Nagard Ltd building, (Belmont, Surrey) where staff, mainly women assemble equipment. Several ladies are seen soldering and assembling components including oscilloscopes and/or amplifiers, and glass valve units (Signal converter?).

In the final film the employees wait in a car park to board a set of coaches (possibly the 1957 outing ?) some are smoking, most are chatting and waving at the camera.


Contextual information

Nagard Ltd was a scientific instrument maker based in Belmont in Surrey and Brixton, London until 1962, when it was acquired by Advance Components ltd. Nagard made several products including Oscilloscopes, Signal converter valves and bespoke mountings for the equipment.