Title ID 9993Collection ID1435
Title[Norcon Works; Herne Bay]
CollectionNorman Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWorking Life Family Life
KeywordsBuildings Domestic Gardens Family Houses Industry Landscape Trades Men
LocalChichester Herne Bay
RegionalWest Sussex Kent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionEric Norman
CameraEric Norman
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows highlights of the Norcon Works, Chichester and the family garden at Herne Bay. Views of hundreds of concrete pipes stacked in the yard; a Rabier crane lifts large pipes onto a trailer, with views of several men at work and of the industrial sand works; several warehouses fill the view. In the garden of the house on Dence Park, Herne Bay, views of fruit trees and several houses on the sea front complete the film. Continued from TID_9992


This film opens with views of the Norcon works, with stacks of pipes of various gauges in the works yard. A Rabier crane is being used to lift the concrete pipes onto the back of a works vehicle. Views from ground level and from the window of a building with views of the roof-line, machinery, and yard with cast pipes in stacks.

The second film provides mixed views of the family in the Dence Park garden, looking over the neighbouring houses out to sea. Family members wandering around the gardens. The teenage boy leaves the house with a man - the gate of the house reads 'Highlands'; concluding with shots of a person playing with a dog in the garden (the person is out of vision).


A still from [Norcon Works; Herne Bay] [1943]