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Demonstration

One film of the gym demonstration in Falconbridge, Ontario.

Black & White
00:00 “Ball Games” by the senior grades
00:33 “Top Hats” intermediate tap group
01:02 Physical Education Demonstration by the senior boys under the direction of E.W. Cross.
01:29 Concluding Number with 10 Girls as Toy Trumpeters and Drum Majorettes.
02:46 The Crowd
03:06 Opening Number with Recently-Formed Falconbridge Boys’ Band.

Colour
03:25 “In an Old-Fashioned Garden” by Various Falconbridge Ballet Instruction Groups
07:45 End

Falcona Beach

One film of Camp Falcona at Trout Lake, 26 miles north-west of Falconbridge, Ontario.

00:00 Falconbridge Nickel Mine Limited – The Department of Health Education.
00:09 Photography by A. Cameron.
00:13 Camp Falcona, sponsored by the Company to further its Health Education program and provide a vacation spot for the children of their employees, was established on the shores of Trout Lake 26 miles north-west of Falconbridge in the summer of 1937.
00:37 Here for three successive years have come the boys and girls of school age to enjoy a very healthful and constructive outdoor holiday under the watchful eye of competent supervision.
01:01 Off to Camp.
01:17 Trout Lake Landing.
01:40 Camp Scenes.
04:30 Camp Programme.
04:35 7.15 A.M.
04:45 Morning Jerks and Washup.
05:35 Flag Raising.
06:11 After Breakfast Cleanup.
06:27 Seniors Building Outside Theatre.
06:54 Junior Dramatics.
08:00 After Dinner Truckshop Rush.
08:17 Boys Handcraft Hobbies.
08:30 Girls Handcraft Display.
08:48 Field Sports.
10:21 Boys Swimming and Diving.
11:05 Canoe Drill.
12:33 Girls Swimming and Life Saving.
15:34 Aquaplaning.
16:38 End.

Falcona Beach 1942

One film of Camp Falcona at Trout Lake, 26 miles north-west of Falconbridge, Ontario.

00:00 Girls Canoe Drill.
01:11 Man Holding Caught Fish On Stick.
01:34 Girls Canoe Drill and Life Saving.
03:11 Docked Canoes.
03:21 Boat Arriving At Dock.
03:42 End.

Falconbridge Townsite #1

One film of the Township of Falconbridge, Ontario.

Black & White
00:00 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Falconbridge, Ont.
00:10 “Winter Scenes”
00:17 The road into Falconbridge
00:43 Streets in Falconbridge
01:08 Smokestacks
02:10 Panorama of the mine and town

Colour
02:53 “Summer Scenes”
02:59 Panorama of the mine and town
03:37 Main office building beside the main gate into Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited.
03:48 Flowers
04:02 Edison Club
04:13 Falconbridge Four Bed Hospital across from the main office building.
04:35 Flowers
04:45 Barbra Craig in the backyard of the Craig family residence.
05:16 Gill family residence
05:29 Community rock gardens
05:33 Craig family residence
05:42 Panoramic view of Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited from a hill in Falconbride.
06:05 Flower gardens at the Craig family home.
06:35 John the Gardner for the Craig family.
06:46 Flower
06:57 Craig family home
08:12 Flowers
09:06 Fish pond with goldfish on the Craig family property
09:31 Gill family residence
09:43 Community rock garden
10:01 Craig family residence
10:20 Fish pond with goldfish on the Craig family property
10:38 Community rock garden
10:48 Craig family property
11:01 Fish pond with goldfish on the Craig family property
11:24 Craig family pheasant coop
11:37 Flower
11:48 Craig family driveway
12:04 flowers
12:15 Backyard function at the Craig family residence
12:30 Falconbridge Brass Band with Ed Cross as the Band Master
12:41 Continuation of the backyard function at the Craig family residence
13:21 End

Falconbridge Townsite #2

One film of the Township of Falconbridge, Ontario.

Colour
00:00 Edison Road into Falconbridge, Ontario
00:42 Corner of Edison Road and Lindsley Street in Falconbridge, Ontario
00:55 Five staff members of Falconbridge Nickel Mines (man on far right is Herbert Harvey)
01:06 Flower
01:26 Various houses in Falconbridge, Ontario
02:49 Wooden sidewalk in Falconbridge, Ontario
03:10 Flowers
03:47 A house in Falonbridge, Ontario
03:59 A man sitting in a flower garden
04:08 Various houses in Falonbridge, Ontario
04:37 A baby with a ball in Falonbridge, Ontario
04:47 “The Henry” - a single girls club where women resided during the war.
04:59 Various houses in Falconbridge, Ontario
05:56 Flowers
06:13 Various houses in Falconbridge, Ontario
06:50 Flowers
07:09 Barbra Craig with the Craig family’s maid in their gardens.
07:42 The greenhouse behind Bob Wilson’s house in Falconbridge, Ontario
07:57 Panorama of Falconbridge, Ontario
08:45 End

King and Queen Visit Canada

  • ON00120 045-1
  • Item
  • Digitized 2015 (originally June 5, 1939)
  • Part of Herbert Rose

One home movie made by Herbert Rose of the Royal Visit in Sudbury, Ontario. Scenes include;

Colour Film

0:00 Elm Street, flags, portraits of the King and Queen (as window displays for the Star Building), the Sudbury Star
Building (22 Elm Street) and the Nickel Range Hotel (8-12 Elm Street)
0:30 World War One Veteran on Elm Street
0:41 The Sudbury Star building at 22 Elm Street
0:53 The Nickel Range Hotel at 8-12 Elm Street
0:57 The Balmoral Hotel on the corner of Elm and Elgin Streets
1:07 The Post Office on the corner of Elm and Durham Streets
1:23 Cochrane Dunlop Hardware at 29 Durham Street
1:28 The Post Office on the corner of Elm and Durham Streets
1:39 Stevens Building at 53-75 Elm Street
1:44 Nickel Range Hotel at 8-12 Elm Street
1:50 Street Car
1:54 Band dressed in traditional Indigenous Clothing
2:41 Young boy with Dominion Periscope
2:54 Clown

Black & White Film

2:58 Inco’s Frood Mine: King and Queen arriving at the Mine
3:32 King and Queen dressed in mining hats and coats being escorted underground by Inco Vice-President and General Manager Don MacAskill and General Superintendent of Mines and Smelters Ralph Parker
5:06 King and Queen leaving underground tour
5:21 Inco officials seen through window talking with King George IV
5:32 King and Queen leaving Inco’s Frood Mine
6:02 Downtown at night, crowds on Elm Street

Colour Film

6:27 Fireworks
6:42 Fireworks in shape of slag dumping
6:55 Fireworks in shape of King and Queen profiles
7:04 End

Odds-Ends

One film of mining in Falconbridge, Ontario.

00:00 Turning a bullwheel and connecting the pin on the train cars in a mine.
00:18 Books in an office.
00:34 Grinder and a chain.
01:02 Miner marking for an engineer’s line.
01:20 Tools.
01:30 Air saw.
01:51 Mill hole.
02:09 Train in a mine.
02:59 Mill hole.
03:55 Air saw.
04:02 Chains to stop ore coming down a mill hole.
04:28 Steam shovel.
04:43 Mine shaft head frame.
05:15 Ore coming down a mill hole.
06:13 Rock house.
06:29 Picking belt.
06:42 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Concentration
07:25 Slurry.
07:41 Electric diamond motor turning the mix.
07:56 Stock Tanks. These tanks furnish storage for thickened concentrates and take care of short filter plant shutdowns.
08:29 Laboratory.
10:00 Miners.
10:13 Slurry.
11:27 Arrival of Coke by Rail.
12:11 50” x 240” Blast Furnace.
12:27 Steam shovel in quarry.
13:11 Pouring Converter SLAG to outside bed.
13:56 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Concentration.
14:01 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Smelting.
15:38 13’ x 24’ Pierce Smith Converter.
15:42 Tapping Settler Slag.
15:45 End.

Odds-Ends Falcona Gym

One film of mining, the Royal Visit at Garson Crossing, Falconbridge town scenes, a Falconbridge gym demonstration, and Camp Falcona.

Black & White
00:00 Ore loading into a train car.
00:22 Train underground in mine.
00:40 King George IV and Queen Elizabeth leaving Garson Crossing on the royal train. June 5, 1939

Colour
01:29 Awaiting the King and Queen’s arrival at Garson Crossing.

Black & White
02:25 Train underground in mine.
03:06 Ore loading.
03:18 Miners leaving after their shift.
03:30 Hockey.
04:46 Power transformers.
05:01 Falconbridge mine and town.
05:48 Ice rink.
05:58 Men leaving a blood donor clinic organized by President of the local Red Cross Mary Craig.
06:51 Two men unloading square sets at Falconbridge Nickel Mines #5 Shaft Timberyard.

Colour
07:19 Falconbridge four bed hospital across from the main office building.
07:29 Falconbridge school for grade 1 to grade 10.
07:39 Tennis.

Black & White
07:42 1939 Falconbridge Gym Demonstration.
11:30 Train underground in mine.
12:13 Ore loading.
12:27 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Mining.
12:37 Photography by A. Cameron.
13:44 Miners arriving for their shift.
14:32 Road and street scenes in Falconbridge, Ontario.
15:45 Children sledding.
15:48 Pyramids by Intermediate and Senior Boys. [title card only]
15:56 Miners setting up two “liners” to drill into the face of the mine.
16:06 Miners with dynamite.
16:20 Two miners drilling at the face of the mine drilling a “cut.” A long hole drill is set up and ‘”cut” is drilled.

Colour
16:35 Camp Falcona, sponsored by the Company to further its Health Education program and provide a vacation spot for the children of their employees, was established on the shores of Trout Lake 26 miles north-west of Falconbridge, in the summer of 1937. Here for three successive years have come the boys and girls of school age to enjoy a very healthfull and constructive outdoor holiday under the watchfull [sic] eye of competent supervision.
19:26 End.

Q + K

One film of the Royal Visit at Garson Crossing in Garson, Ontario.

00:00 Awaiting the King and Queen’s arrival at Garson Crossing.
01:37 Arrival of the Royal Train.
02:03 The band performing and the crowd waiting.
02:58 Arrival of the Royal Train.

03:26 Arrival of King George IV and Queen Elizabeth at Garson Crossing.
04:45 Departure of the King and Queen in their car.
04:19 Departure of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Sudbury Mayor William Joseph Laforest, Margaret Laforest (Mayor Laforest's daughter), Copper Cliff Mayor Everett Alfred Collins and Mary Ireland (Mayor Collin’s niece) in their car.
04:54 End.

SSM&S #1

Part one of a two part film of the 2nd Battalion, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (Reserve) in training at Minnow Lake in Sudbury, Ontario.

00:00 The 2nd Battalion, S.S.M. & S. Regt. (Reserve) in training at Sudbury. In the year 1942, the people of The Sudbury district had become accustomed to the idea that the production of nickel was all important to the war endeavours of the United Nations. There were some too who realized that supplies of nickel could only go forward so long as no enemy action would interfere with the production plants. These men sought to contribute their share to the safety of the district and the country through the medium of the reserve army. Here they absorbed the lesson that directed organization and knowledge of weapons can make men into a power for defence. To satisfy the industrial effort, the customary schedule of two weeks in a summer military camp was sacrificed and the same training carried out in a local camp without disturbance to the men’s working shifts. This innovation in training methods was a complete success and has set a precedent for the war years. Added to the camp training, weekend tactical schemes were performed throughout the training year. The net result has been an infantry unit as inured to actual battle conditions as men engaged in industrial pursuits can be made.
01:53 Minnow Lake Camp: And the first grey of morning filled the east. And the fog rose out of the Oxus stream. But all the Tartar camp along the stream Was hush’d and still the men were plunged in sleep. – Arnold –
02:45 In the lines
03:16 A soldier’s tent
03:31 The pipe band will play the troops to the parade ground
03:51 “Markers!”
04:09 “Outwards Turn!”
04:26 “On Parade!”
04:57 “Markers, Fall in!”
05:11 “Parade, Steady!”
05:17 “Slope Arms!”
05:34 “All present and correct Sir!”
05:54 “Carry on with the syllabus!”
06:21 Pile arms
06:39 Bombing Practice
07:28 Respirator drill
08:19 Loading and unloading by numbers.
09:31 In Out! In Out! Pass through
09:58 The controlled charge
10:27 Over the obstacles
10:42 Bren Gun instruction
11:14 Preparing for parade
11:31 Too many Vitamines [sic]
11:48 That eager look when cookhouse sounds
12:27 Officers Mess
12:55 “All night long the brose was going and the pipes changing hands.” – Stevenson –
13:28 Some of the visiting staff.
13:43 Part 2 to follow.
13:47 End.

SSM&S #2

Part two of a two part film of the 2nd Battalion, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (Reserve) in training at Minnow Lake in Sudbury, Ontario.

00:00 A parade in Sudbury
00:51 The firing point
01:16 Inspection of targets
01:31 Five rounds rapid!
02:12 The trenches
03:22 The Bren in action
04:47 A sham battle in the open
06:22 An attack at dawn
06:46 Shell bursts
07:08 The advance is signaled.
07:19 The first objective is taken.
08:40 As daylight dawns, the pursuit continues.
09:06 A sniper
09:21 A mine clears the way
09:50 The staff reviews the action.
10:24 General inspection
10:42 The General arrives
11:04 General Constantine reviews the troops.
11:23 Those rifles were good
12:00 Companys [sic] in line
12:20 The bands
12:28 The General addresses the troops.
12:44 The march past
13:43 We must be free or die, who speak the tongue that Shakespeare spake – the faith and morals hold which Milton held. – Wordsworth –
13:58 End

Townsite Shots

One film of the Township of Falconbridge, Ontario.

Black & White
00:00 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Mining
00:11 The Office
00:15 All work is planned and laid out and the results recorded so that each operation will dovetail with all others in orderly sequence.
00:31 Drafting
01:10 Planimeter calculates areas of excavation
01:38 Calculations are rapidly made on comptometer.
01:55 Plans are easily reduced or enlarged to any desired scale by a pantograph.
02:11 All plans are indexed and filed
02:29 When the plans have been delivered to the shops, work is started upon the equipment required
02:40 Carpenter Shop
02:44 Timber being framed
03:12 Band saw
03:40 Machine Shop
03:45 Shearing machine
04:16 Cutting with acetylene torch.
04:43 Forging hammer
05:12 Drill press
05:42 Riveting

Colour
06:12 Falconbridge Town shots
06:27 Edison Club
06:38 Craig family residence
06:56 Flowers
07:26 Various Falconbridge houses alongside a wooden sidewalk
08:05 Flowers
08:17 Edison Club
08:28 The main office building located beside the main gate into Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited property.

Black & White
08:36 Barbara Craig cross-country skiing
08:59 Outside skating rink
09:09 Falconbridge hockey players
09:53 Badminton match at the Falconbridge Community Hall
10:34 Shuffle board in the basement of the Falconbridge Community Hall
11:33 Basketball game at the Falconbridge Community Hall
12:11 Barbara Craig (right) with a man and two dogs in the back yard of the Craig family home.
12:12 Soccer game

Colour
12:42 Barbara Craig with a man and a dog in the back yard of the Craig family home.
12:54 Trapeze artists
13:40 Baseball game
14:16 Gill family residence.
14:42 Community Rock Garden located between the Gill family and Craig family houses.
14:48 Craig family residence.
14:50 Outdoor Tennis match
14:56 End