British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access


Opening the new Municipal Buildings, Boston 1904 (photo courtesy of Lincolnshire & Humberside Film Archive)
Formed in 1986 to locate, preserve and make accessible film on all aspects of life and work in historic Lincolnshire (Lincolnshire & South Humberside), especially pre-1960, though later items are not refused.
Crafts; Farming; Lincolnshire; Amateur films; Education; Agriculture; Carnivals; Social History; Coronation celebrations; Home Guard, World War II; Boston; Fishing Industry; Grantham; Horticulture; Louth; Territorial Army
Access available. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled: wheelchair access, but no special toilets, etc. Professional: Viewing on or off the premises (VHS only). Material selected by client supplied on Beta-SP or DVCAM. Charges for facilities and rights available on request. Public: Viewing on premises only, except by special arrangement. Viewings on projected video arranged off premises for societies, etc. Numerous compilations on VHS or DVD available for public sale.
Viewing will normally be on video in the first instance. Screenings can be arranged for societies. Films themselves are not available on loan, except to approved production companies. Viewing off premises only by arrangement.
Charges for facilities and handling. Prices available upon request.
In the vast majority of cases copyright is held. Copyright advice available.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video: VHS viewing copies of most film titles are held.
Video components: VHS Video, Beta SP.
Film: 104 hours. Documentary and non-fiction film illustrating life and work in the region from 1904 to the early 1970s, with emphasis on the 1930s and 1940s. A good deal was shot as news coverage; some films were produced as publicity films. Approx 600 titles, mainly silent; the collection is steadily expanding. 40% colour film, 60% black and white film, 3% nitrate film. Amateur, documentary.
Film components: 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film, fine grain print.


Online catalogue
Main catalogue, frequently updated, can be accessed on website
Related website
Printed catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Supplementary documentation is available in some cases, e.g. press cuttings, commentary scripts for local newsreel items, etc. General background information can be supplied for most items.
Other information
Computer database for staff use only. Printed Catalogue includes detailed Subject Index, with titles also indexed by place and production date. Subject Index not yet online, but detailed information is available on application by phone, fax or email.
Conservation policy
Once accessioned, no material is normally junked. Nitrate still held after copying unless/until decayed past hope.

Main Contact

Mr. Peter Ryde
Job title
Archivist (for general enquiries and details of title contents)
01205 751584
01205 751031
69 Amos Way
PE22 0SU

Alternate Contact

Steve White (for professional facilities, rights and licensing)
01205 750055
01205 751031

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