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9.5MM FILM CATALOGUE
Another short 9.5mm listing, but extra titles for
Super 8mm! In the 1950s, a keen 9.5mm enthusiast opened an
extensive 9.5mm film library, specialising in 9.5mm optical sound
titles. The fellow's name was Geoff S. Holyoake and his retail
premises at 12 Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey (UK), also
sold the full range of Pathéscope equipment. Sometime in the
late 1950s Geoff also began producing a range of transport films,
with a new company Link Productions Ltd. These short films were
filmed on 16mm, mostly using Kodak Ektachrome and Kodachrome film
stock. I think the titles were released on all three film gauges
(std 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm). Colour versions of some titles were
offered in std 8mm and 16mm, but I think just black and white
versions were offered in 9.5mm
Most titles were 100foot / 30 metres long on 9.5mm and 16mm (50foot / 15 metres on std 8mm), running for around 4 minutes at the 16fps (frames/second) silent projection speed; except "Veteran Car Run" which was 200foot / 60 metres on 9.5mm & 16mm (100foot / 30 metres on std 8mm) - running for around 8 minutes at 16fps. The earlier 9.5mm prints were standard 9.5mm pitch so were presumably printed by Pathéscope for Meteor Films. Two of my prints are genuine 9.5mm, another "North From York" is a 16mm reperf. presumably done by Walton Films for Meteor. There are also later 16mm reperfs in circulation, done by LGP Cine - see below.
This was certainly a genuine 9.5mm print, presumably by Pathéscope
By the 1970s the films were re-launched, as a much larger series on Super 8mm - some titles with a magnetic sound track. A series of 35mm transport colour slides had also been and gone. Once the shop was closed, Geoff Holyoake continued with the film sales from his house in Kingsmead Avenue, Worcester Park and later from Fay Road in Horsham. I will try to include below the full list of Link Productions transport films (but these didn't appear on 9.5mm).
Just to confuse matters, later, (my list is dated January 1969), enthusiastic 9.5mm dealer, Larry Pearce, trading as LGP Cine re-released a number of these Link titles as 9.5mm black and white printed films, but printed as 16mm prints from the 16mm master negatives and reperforated / slit to 9.5mm.
And for more confusion! - Michael Bentley (prolific
9.5mm main dealer) - trading as Bentleyfilms issued a large
illustrated printed film sales catalogue around 1967/68 - this
included some 9.5mm transport titles - some that came from Meteor
Films but I have now also added them on the LGP lists - these
have been added to the transport list below - (gln
The lists below may not yet be complete - if you know of other titles please let me know! (gln Sept2015)
I'm still looking for decent 9.5mm (black & white) or 16mm Kodachrome copies of most of these titles by the way!
Grahame Newnham: gln @ pathefilm.uk (no gaps in real e-mail address)
©GLN '96 INTERNATIONAL 9.5 FILM CATALOGUE - ALPHABETIC ORDER LISTING 29/08/2011 ------------------------------------------------------------------ V=30ft notched G=60ft notched L=30ft D=60ft J/C=100ft M=200ft SB=300ft S=300ft notched T/CT=UK sound SS/MS/GS=FR sound 9.5mm Number 9.5mm Film Title Class. Issue-Delete Original Film Title Date 1 C(LI) 30 4472 THE FLYING SCOTSMAN Interest B/W Silent 69- :4472 THE FLYING SCOTSMAN ??/??/63 GB # 1 C(LI) 8 AIRCRAFT OF TODAY Interest B/W Silent 67- :AIRCRAFT OF TODAY ??/??/61 GB 1 C(LI) 16 BLUEBELL LINE (THE) Interest B/W Silent 6?- :BLUEBELL LINE (THE) ??/??/61 GB # 1 C(LI) 26 BRITISH OCEAN LINERS Interest B/W Silent 67- :BRITISH OCEAN LINERS ??/??/63-64 GB 1 C(LI) 22 CASTLES AND KINGS Interest B/W Silent 6?- :CASTLES AND KINGS ??/??/62 GB # 1 C(LI) 28 EAST GRINSTEAD - THREE BRIDGES Interest B/W Silent 67- :EAST GRINSTEAD - THREE BRIDGES ??/??/62-63 GB 1 C(LI) 20 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIAL NO.1 Interest B/W Silent 62- :ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIAL NO.1 ??/??/62 GB 1 C(LI) 21 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIAL NO.2 Interest B/W Silent 62- :ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIAL NO.2 ??/??/62 GB 1 C(LI) 17 FORTH BRIDGE (THE) Interest B/W Silent 67- :FORTH BRUDHE (THE) ??/??/51 GB 1 C(LI) 7 KARTING Interest B/W Silent 6?- :KARTING ??/??/6? GB 1 C(LI) 23 N.E. REGION Interest B/W Silent 63- :N.E. REGION ??/09/63 GB 1 C(LI) 11 NINE ELMS LOCOMOTIVE SHED Interest B/W Silent 60- :NINE ELMS LOCOMOTIVE SHED ??/??/60 GB 1 C(LI) 13 NORTH FROM YORK Interest B/W Silent 6?- :NORTH FROM YORK ??/??/60 GB*# 1 C(LI) 9 OCEAN LINERS Interest B/W Silent 67 :OCEAN LINERS ??/??/63 GB 1 C(LI) 14 ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAYInterest B/W Silent 61- :ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHIRCH RAILWAY ??/??/61 GB 1 C(LI) 24 SCOTTISH BELLE (THE) Interest B/W Silent 63- :SCOTTISH BELLE (THE) ??/??/63 GB 1 C(LI) 18 SOUTH WESTERN LIMITED Interest B/W Silent 62- :SOUTH WESTERN LIMITED 02/09/62 GB 1 C(LI) 19 TRACTION ENGINE PARADE Interest B/W Silent 67- :TRACTION ENGINE PARADE ??/??/63 GB # 1 C(LI) 6 TRACTION ENGINES-APPLEFORD 1960 Interest B/W Silent 60- :TRACTION ENGINES-APPLEFORD 1960 ??/06/60 GB 1 C(LI) 1 TRAINS - MIDLAND & N.E. REGIONS Interest B/W Silent 59- :TRAINS - MIDLAND & N.E. REGIONS ??/??/59 GB*# 1 C(LI) 3 TRAINS - SOUTHERN REGION Interest B/W Silent 61- :TRAINS - SOUTHERN REGION ??/??/61 GB 1 C(LI) 2 TRAINS - WESTERN REGION Interest B/W Silent 59- :TRAINS - WESTERN REGION ??/??/59 GB 1 C(LI) 25 TRAMS IN LISBON Interest B/W Silent 67- :TRAMS IN LISBON ??/??/64 GB 1 C(LI) 10 TROLLEY BUSES Interest B/W Silent 67- :TROLLEY BUSES ??/??/62 GB # 1 C(LI) 27 TUGS AND PILOT BOATS Interest B/W Silent 67- :TUGS AND PILOT BOATS ??/??/64 GN 1 M(LI) 5 VETERAN CAR RUN 1959 Interest B/W Silent 59- :VETERAN CAR RUN 1959 ??/??/59 GB* 1 C(LI) 12 WINTER SERVICE Interest B/W Silent 6?- :WINTER SERVICE ??/01/61 GB ( 27 9.5mm releases listed, but only 23 entries originally released on 9.5mm directly from Link)
Notes: 1. * at end of entry means - 9.5mm copy in gln collection # at end of entry means - 16mm negative in gln collection
©GLN 2011 LONGER (FULL?) LISTING OF LINK PRODUCTIONS TRANSPORT FILMS - NUMERIC ORDER 30/08/2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- (These titles issued on Super 8mm during the 1970s perhaps? mostly filmed/produced by Geoff Holyoake - Link Productions Ltd. unless otherwise stated) Number Film Title Filmed 60ft 1 TRAINS - MIDLAND AND N.E. REGIONS B/W Silent 1959 Ektachrome 60ft 2 TRAINS - WESTERN REGION B/W Silent 1959 Ektachrome 60ft 3 TRAINS - SOUTHERN REGION Col Silent 1961 Kodachrome (120ft 5 VETERAN CAR RUN Col Silent 195? Ektachrome ) 60ft 6 TRACTION ENGINES - APPLEFORD 1960 Col Silent 1960 (June) Kodachrome Produced by A.R. Morris ( 60ft 7 KARTING Col Silent 196? Ektachrome ) 60ft 8 AIRCRAFT OF TODAY Col Silent 1961 Kodachrome Produced by A.R. Morris 60ft 9 OCEAN LINERS Col Silent 1963 Kodachrome A Morris Movie 60ft 10 TROLLEY BUSES Col Silent 1962 Kodachrome 60ft 11 NINE ELMS LOCOMOTIVE SHED Col Silent 1960 60ft 12 WINTER SERVICE B/W Silent 196? 60ft 13 NORTH FROM YORK Col Silent 196? Ektachrome 60ft 14 ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY Col Silent 1961 Kodachrome 1 rl 15 OPERATION BLUEBELL B/W Silent 1960 Produced by Trevor White 60ft 16 BLUEBELL LINE (THE) Col Silent 1961 Kodachrome 60ft 17 FORTH BRIDGE (THE) Col Silent 1961 60ft 18 SOUTH WESTERN LIMITED Col Silent 196? Kodachrome 60ft 19 TRACTION ENGINE PARADE (THE) Col Silent 1963 (July) Kodachrome Produced by A.R. Morris 60ft 20 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIALS NO.1 Col Silent 1962 Kodachrome 60ft 21 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIALS NO.2 Col Silent 1962 Kodachrome 60ft 22 CASTLES AND KINGS B/W Silent 1959-62 Ektachrome & Kodachrome 11 60ft 23 N.E. REGION Col Silent 1963 (September) 60ft 24 SCOTTISH BELLE (THE) Col Silent 1963 Kodachrome 60ft 25 TRAMS IN LISBON Col Silent 1964 Kodachrome 60ft 26 BRITISH OCEAN LINERS Col Sil/Snd 1963/64 Kodachrome A Morris Movie 60ft 27 TUGS AND PILOT BOATS Col Silent 1964 Kodachrome 60ft 28 EAST GRINSTEAD - THREE BRIDGES Col Silent 1962/63 Kodachrome 60ft 29 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIALS NO.3 Col Silent 1962/63 Kodachrome 60ft 30 4472 THE FLYING SCOTSMAN CoL Silent 1963/64 Kodachrome 60ft 31 MIDHURST BELLE RAIL TOUR Col Silent 1964 Kodachrome 60ft 32 BRANCH LINE EXCURSIONS NO.1 Col Silent 1963-65 Kodachrome 60ft 33 BRANCH LINE EXCURSIONS NO.2 Col Silent 1964 Kodachrome 60ft 34 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIALS NO.4 Col Silent 1963-64 Kosdachrome 60ft 35 ON THE ISLE OF MAN Col Silent 1964 (September) 60ft 36 WESTERN FINALE Col Silent 1964/65 Kodachrome 60ft 37 LAST STEAM THROUGH THE CHILTERNS Col Silent 1966 Kodachrome 60ft 38 MAUNSELL HAULED Col Silent 1961/66 Kodachrome 60ft 39 QUEEN MARY Col Silent 1963/67 Kodachrome 60ft 40 GREAT CENTRAL JOINT LINES Col Silent 1959-1963 60ft 41 CROMFORD & HIGH PEAK RAILWAY Col Silent 1967 (30th April) Kodachrome 60ft 42 OVER SHAP 1963 Col Silent 1963 (March/April) 60ft 43 A4 TO WEYMOUTH Col Silent 1967 Kodachrome 60ft 44 ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM Col Silent 1964/65 Kodachrome 1 rl 45 WALLINGFORD BUNK (THE) B/W Silent 196? 60ft 46 SWANAGE BRANCH SPECIALS Col Silent 1966/67 60ft 47 TROLLEY BUSES - READING Col Silent 1961/1967 60ft 48 BLACKPOOL BY TRAM Col Silent 196? A John Tarrant Film Production 60ft 49 DOUBLE HEADED Col Silent 1965/66 60ft 50? KING GEORGE V (is this number 50?) Col Silent 1969/70 60ft 51 BULLEID LIGHT PACIFICS Col Silent 1961/67 60ft 52 BULLEID PACIFICS Col Silent 1962/67 60ft 53 BRADFORD BY TROLLEY BUS Col Silent 1970 A John Tarrant Production 72ft 54 STEAM AROUND NAIROBI Col Silent 1971 Produced by M.J. Baxter 60ft 55 TAL-Y-LLYN RLY., 1950 (THE) B/W Silent 1950 (September) 1 rl 56 STEAM ON ALL REGIONS B/W Silent 1959-64 60ft 57 DART VALLEY RAILWAY - 4555 Col Silent 1972 60ft 58 METROPOLITAN & DISTRICT Col Silent 1963/72 60ft 59 G.W.R. TANKS Col Silent 1962/73 60ft 60 MERSEY & HUMBER FERRIES Col Silent 1972/73 A John Tarrant Production 60ft 61 HOLY TERMINUS B/W Silent 1962 Produced by Wilf Watters 1 rl 62 VALLEYS OF STEAM B/W Sil/Snd 1973 Produced by Wilf Watters 1 rl 63 TENTERDEN RAILWAY B/W Sil/Snd 1961/74 Produced by Wilf Watters 60ft 64 TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT B/W Silent 1971/74 A John Tasrrant Production 60ft 65 RHODESIAN GARRATTS Col Silent 1975 (April) Produced by Wilf Watters 1 rl 66 SOUTH AFRICAN LOCOMOTIVES Col Sil/Snd 1975 (April) Produced by Wilf Watters 240ft 67 STEAMING THROUGH THE 1930s B/W Silent 193? 1 rl 68 MAIN LINE STEAM PRESERVATION Col Silent 197? 220ft 69 POWER TO ORDER B/W Sil/Snd 194? 1 rl 70 LYNTON AND BARNSTABLE RAILWAY B/W Silent 1935 1 rl 71 BRITANNIA PACIFICS Col Sil/Snd 1963/64 1 rl 72 ENTHUSIASTS' SPECIALS NO.5 Col Sil/Snd 1963/66 60ft L104 HIGH STREETS OF YESTERDAY B/W Silent 192? (This list is now complete from my info. gln 1Sept2011) Notes: 1. The lengths shown on this listing are for Super 8mm prints (60 feet = approx 4 minutes) - '1 reel' approx 200 feet = approx 12 minutes / approx 8 minutes if sound / talkie release. 2. Items shown in brackets ( ..... ), may not have been released on Super 8mm.
A few descriptions: 1 TRAINS - MIDLAND & N.E. REGIONS Produced by Link Productions Ltd. Photographed in Ektachrome 1959 The film opens between Shap and Tebay where a variety of trains are shown, including a Coronation Class 4-6-2, Royal Scot Class 4-6-0, Jubilee Class 4-6-0, Fowler 2-6-4T and Hughes-Fowler 2-6-0. A goods train headed by an Ivatt Class 2, 2-6-0 passes through Troutbeck Station. At Kirkby Stephen a B.R. Class 4, 2-6-0 is seen being turned round on the turntable. Finally at Darlington Station where scenes include a Class J72, 0-6-0T and Class A3, 4-6-2 amongst others. 2 TRAINS - WESTERN REGION Produced by Link Productions Ltd. Photographed in Ektachrome 1959 The reel starts with express trains at Reading Station. Then to Paddington Station. Trains shown in close-up include action pictures of a Castle Class 4-6-0 and a Hall Class 4-6-0 as well as 0-6-0T and 2-6-2T locomotives. Due to bridge reconstruction at West Drayton the cameras were able to record the fine detail of trains as they slow to walking pace. Local, express and goods trains headed by a variety of W.R. locomotives are shown at Slough and nearby. The last scene is on the stretch of line near Sonning as an express speeds westwards.
3 TRAINS - SOUTHERN REGION 1961 Produed by Link Production sLtd. Photographed in 1961. The main classes of locomotives seen are at Waterloo. 3-6-2 Merchant Navy 35015, 4-6-0 King Arthur 30451. Just outside Victoria can be seen 4-4-0's class D1, 31749 and L1, 31786 double-heading a Railfans Special, and the last steam-hauled "Golden Arrow" on the 11th June 1961, in the charge of West Country 34100. Un-rebuilt 4-6-2 Battle of Britain 34079, 2-6-0 S.R. class U 31631, 0-4-4T's class H and M7 are among the many other locomotives shown.
5 VETERAN CAR RUN 1959 Produced by Link Productions Ltd. Photographed 1st November 1959 in Ektachrome The film begins with scenes at Hyde Park as some of the cars line-up & start on the R.A.C. run to Brighton From a number of points along the route we see them in action and again as they parade in Brighton. Amongst the Veteran Cars shown in this film are shots of an 1896 Arnold, Leon Boiler, Lutzmann, Benz, 1899 Daimler, Hurtu, International Benz, Star and Locomobile Steamer (officially representing the USA) 1900 Napier, Peugeot, 1901 De Dion Bouton, 1903 Achilles, Cklement-Talbot, De Dietrich, De Dion Bouton, M.M.C. Gladiator, Humberette, and Oldsmobile representing the USA. 1904 Alldays & Onions, Darracq, De Dion Bouton, Gardner Serpoliet Steamer, Minerva, Swift and Wolseley.
7 KARTING 196? We see examples of many classes of Karts. From the smallest Class 1 industrial engine, clutchless Karts with their rolling start to the motor cycle engined Class 1V enthusiasts. All the thrills but rarely the spills of motor racing! By courtesy of the Four Counties Karting Club
8 AIRCRAFT OF TODAY 1961 Photographed in 1961. This film brings some of the world's famous aircraft, in flight, to your home movie screens. Pictures include the Boeing 707,Douglas DC8,DC7 and DC3,Vickers Viscounts and Vanguards, de Havilland Comets, Bristol Brittania, Lockheed Constellations and the French Caravelle.
9 OCEAN LINERS 1963 This film, photographed in 1963, shows ocean liners, ranging from 10,000 to 83,000 tons, including Transvaal Castle, United States, Queen Elizabeth, Canberra, Iberia Star and Strathmore
16 BLUEBELL LINE (THE) 1961 Photographed 1961. A brief glimpse of the approach to Sheffield Park Station, and we are off to see th main attractions of this line. L.B. & S.C.R. Terrier 0-6-0T No.55 Stepney, restored to its original Brighton livery. Former S.E.C.R. 0-6-0T Wainwright No.323 Bluebell and No.27 Primrose. Then on to the Society's temporary halt at Horsted Keynes where we see their latest acquisition L.S.W.R. No.488 Adams 4-4-2T. The concluding sequences show the approach and departure of the first Bluebell passenger train, on 29th October 1961, at Horsted Keynes S.R. Station. All four of the Society's locomotives were used on this memorable occasion.
22 CASTLES AND KINGS 1959-62 Photographed 1959-1962. A reel devoted to action scenes of these two fine classes of locomotive of the Western Region. Kings: Edward V11, George 1, Richard 11 and 11, Henry V111 and V11. Castles: Hartlebury, Eastnor, Taunton, Thornbury, Montgomery, Goodrich and Elmly, Earl of Dunraven and Great Western.
24 SCOTTISH BELLE (THE) 1963 Two restored locomotives, Caledonian Railway 4-2-2 No.123, and the L.S.W.R. T9 4-4-0 No.120 on their visit to the Bluebell Line are the feature of this film. Also seen in action restored S.E. & C.R. "P" Class 0-6-0T No.27, L.B.S.C. 0-6-2T E4 named "Birch Grove" and ex-G.W.R Dukedog 4-4-0 No.9017.
25 TRAMS IN LISBON 196? A quick look at the high frequency tram service in this Capital City, concluding with scenes of two, three, four and five car electric train sets running through the dock area. There is never a tram or train out of sight during the whole length of this film.
Notes: DVD boxed set
Selections of these transport films later became available on VHS video. Today you can view much of the Link Productions' material on DVD. Just look on Amazon / e-bay etc. for "The Geoff Holyoake Collection". At the time of writing (August 2011) the company name Link Productons Ltd. is registered at Brick Lane, London and is involved with film and theatre production. I have no idea if this is another family member or someone who has just bought the company name.
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31Aug2011 - extra titles, descriptions and photos added / 28Dec2014 - one typo sorted; "4472" 16mm neg. added
03Jul2015 - Extra 9.5mm titles added to first list from Bentleyfilms catalogue
03Sep2015 - A few more descriptions, titles on the 9.5mm list, & DVD box set added
26Apr2017 - email address updated