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Collection John Mitchell

Summary

John Mitchell made several film portraits of Brighton and Sussex in the 1960s, primarily focusing on visitor attractions.

Collection ID121Reference codeWS 990525 / 2
TitleJohn Mitchell
Dates1960s
ProductionJohn P. Mitchell (Brother of donor)
MaterialsFILM Standard 8mm AUDIO EPHEMERA VIDEO DOCUMENTATION
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details

Description

Film-maker, John Mitchell, was a member of the Brighton & Hove Photographic Club. He made several vibrant film portraits of Brighton and Hove and Sussex in the 1960s, primarily focusing on visitor attractions. For example, many of his films include scenes in the Brighton area such as the attractions on the Palace Pier, fairground rides, the Volk's Electric Railway, and the London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally. Other films show excursions to London and to other locations including the Farnborough Air Show, The Bluebell Railway and the wildlife animal parks at Longleat and Bentley.
Amongst the films of entertainment and activities in the region, John Mitchell's films also represent other sides of life in Brighton. These include footage of an Armistice Day memorial ceremony, fishermen at work at Shoreham Harbour, and delegates gathering at a Labour Party Conference.

Films in this collection:

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