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Collection John Clague

Summary

John Clague was a keen amateur filmmaker who was based in Herne Bay. From 1934 to 1970 he produced annual newsreels showing events that had occurred in the Kent coast town and surrounding area, including the Pier developments, local fetes and carnivals.

Collection ID1509Reference codeK 141125 / 8
TitleJohn Clague
Dates1934 - 1970
ProductionJohn Clague
MaterialsDigital Film 16mm
Access statusCopyright and access restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Description

John Clague was a keen amateur filmmaker who was based in Herne Bay. From 1934 to 1970 he produced annual newsreels showing events that had occurred in the Kent coast town and surrounding area, stopping production only during the war years. He used 9.5mm film at first but by the 1950s had adopted 16mm film, and the collection forms a lively chronicle of life in Herne Bay over several decades. Most of the post war films are over 20 minutes in length and have accompanying sound on tape. An architect by profession, John set up his own company in the 1930s, working on a diverse range of projects including the replacement of Herne Bay's Grand Pavilion, which was destroyed by fire in 1970. The Pier Pavilion, was officially opened in September 1976 and was demolished in 2012.

Included within this collection is a fascinating film about the ARP showing the preparations for the war. He also made a few films about Canterbury that are also important records of the city including a colour film of the Festival of Britain in 1951. Within his collection is also a very large number of holiday films.

Films in this collection:

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