Medway on Screen – DVD

Medway on Screen DVD cover imageMedway on Screen was a community oral history project run by Screen Archive South East in 2010/11, exploring memories of the River Medway and West Kent.

The DVD is currently SOLD OUT. However copies are available to view at the The Kent History and Library Centre, Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre and Tonbridge Library.

Running time:
Disc one – 1 hour  – the oral history recordings
Disc two – 2 hours –  archive films of Medway

 


More about the DVD

Medway on Screen project participantDisc one includes oral history recordings edited with clips of archive film material of the Medway and West Kent from the collection at Screen Archive South East.

These include memories of hop-picking, the Venetian Fete at Tonbridge, the annual carnival procession at Maidstone, rides on the ‘Medway Queen’ paddle steamer and working life at Shorts Brothers factory in Rochester. Disc one also features information about the project and the events that took place in Tonbridge, Maidstone, Rochester and the Medway Towns.

Extracts from disc one of the DVD can also be viewed online:

Disc two features seven full-length archive films from the collection at Screen Archive South East, which were used as the catalyst for the project. The films date from the 1930s and 1940s, and several feature an introduction based on local history research carried out during the project.

The full-length films are also available to view online:

Chegworth Watermill (1946?)

 


The Medway on Screen project was created and managed by Screen Archive South East at the University of Brighton. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the Centre for Kentish Studies (now The Kent History and Library Centre), Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre and Tonbridge Library.