Collection Movies and Memories - West Sussex


Screen Archive South East was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to run the Movies and Memories project which took place in 2012/13. The project used SASE’s collection of archive film to stimulate memories and stories, and gathered over 60 audio and video recordings of local reminiscences and oral histories.

Collection ID1473Reference codeWS 130726
TitleMovies and Memories - West Sussex
DatesJuly 2012 - June 2013
ProductionScreen Archive South East, Movies and Memories West Sussex Project
MaterialsDigital Audio Video
Access statusCopyright and access restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Screen Archive South East was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to lead a 12 month community history project in the seaside towns of the West Sussex coast.

The Movies and Memories project, staged a series of events and activities which took place over twelve months (July 2012 to June 2013), using SASE’s collection of archive film to stimulate memories, stories, reminiscences and oral histories.

The project’s activities focused on the older generation who have a strong connection with the region’s past and whose memories were at risk of disappearing if not shared and recorded.

Volunteers and elderly groups in the communities of Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, became involved in activities, including:
▪ interactive film screenings and reminiscence sessions
▪ local history workshops and archive open days
▪ oral history training days for volunteers
▪ oral history recordings with community members

Extracts from the recorded memories were combined with the archive films to create new edited compilations. This collection includes several of these edited oral history recordings as well as the extracts from the original themed archive film compilations used in the reminiscence sessions.

Films in this collection:

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