Collection Haywards Heath Cine Society / Mr Church
The film maker Mr D. J. Church was a founder member of the Haywards Heath Cine Society and became Vice Chairman and then Chairman during the 1950s. Mr Church's collection includes family home movies and holiday films as well as events around Sussex.
|Collection ID||229||Reference code||WS 000928 / 1|
|Title||Haywards Heath Cine Society / Mr Church|
|Production||Mr. D.J. Church|
|Materials||FILM 16mm 9.5mm Film Equipment Ephemera Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Copyright and access restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
The film-maker Mr Church was a founder member of the Haywards Heath Cine Society and became Vice Chairman from 1954 to 1958 and Chairman from 1957 to 1958. Mr and Mrs Church contributed a film to the first public film show held by the society in 1949 (as listed in the event's souvenir programme). Mr Church filmed time spent with the OTS (Officer Training School) in the 1930s and in India in 1941. After the war, he also captured his holidays to Cornwall and Scotland with his wife as well as activities around the Sussex countryside. Notably Mr Church captured festivities in his home town in colour during Horley Coronation Fete in 1953. As an Engineer, Mr Church also filmed activities at the Plant Department of William F. Rees civil engineering company.
Films in this collection:
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|Date||1946 - 1947||ID||2402|
Amateur film-maker and I.E.M.E. (Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) soldier (?) D. J. Church records footage of his stationing in India. Images include various street scenes, sports events, tanks at the British Military Training Centre at Quetta, and the regiment's return trip to England via the Suez Canal. The film-maker went on to become a founding member of the Haywards Heath Cine Society.
[Holidays to the Westcountry and Scotland]
An amateur film-maker films family holidays to the South West and Scotland. The holidaymakers tour the coastline and villages of the Westcounty, stopping at Stonehenge on their way home to the South East. They visit the east coast of Scotland in the following year, stopping at Dundee and St Andrews before travelling into the Highlands. The film-maker went on to become a founding member of the Haywards Heath Cine Society.
|Date||1948 - 1949||ID||2412|
A compilation of home movie material with intertitles which includes footage of two point-to-point meetings, a growing toddler playing on the beach and in the garden, and the 1949 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society member D. J. Church and his wife holiday along North Devon's coastline, exploring the countryside, beaches and villages in and around Lynmouth.
Brian & Hazel's Wedding Oct 8th 1949
|Date||8 October 1949||ID||2409|
An amateur record of a post-war wedding. The bride and groom are filmed leaving the church and entertaining their guests at a reception in a domestic garden. After the cutting of the cake and the speeches, the newlyweds are showered with confetti as they depart on their honeymoon.
[Horses & Football]
|Date||[ca. 1949 - 1950]||ID||2413|
This amateur footage shows a horse and her foal in a paddock. This is followed by scenes from Point to Point races and other horse jumping footage, where the riders compete over a set of challenging jumps.
Resmat Cold Asphalt; A Film of the Manufacture and Laying of This Product
An amateur film with intertitles which records work being undertaken by the William F. Rees civil engineering company. Footage includes images of the asphalt production depot in Chelsea, the plant depot in Coulsdon, the resurfacing of Goodwood Race Track using both men and machinery.
The REES Plant Department’s Move to Coulsdon
|Date||1950; 1958; 1960||ID||2405|
An amateur record of the Plant Department of William F. Rees civil engineering company establishing itself in Coulsdon, following its move there from Cheltenham. Footage of the site under construction is followed by images of its official opening and of it being fully operational.
This colour amateur film, made by a member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society, captures the changing face of the agricultural landscape over the course of ten months.
A compilation of amateur material shot by a member of Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society. The film begins with a sequence dedicated to pub exteriors and their signs. The film-maker and his wife visit Gloucester Cathedral and the model village at Bourton-on-the-Water before sunbathing on the beach at Beer, watching the fishing boats coming in.
The Kent Show (1951)
An amateur colour record of the 1951 Kent County Agricultural Show. The film includes images of competition farm animals, a variety of agricultural display tents, and the making of a decorative pot on a potters wheel. The film-maker was a member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
Festival of Britain 1951
A professional film with intertitles which tours the South Bank and Battersea Park sites of the Festival of Britain.
Cornish Holiday 1951
An amateur record of a family motoring holiday to Cornwall which includes footage of the harbour villages of Looe and Polperro.
I’ll Send You a Card
A colour amateur film which records a touring holiday in Scotland. Highlights of the trip include Edinburgh, Blair Castle, Highland Games, and the Scottish landscape and lochs. Explanatory intertitles are written in the form of postcards. The film-maker was a member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
Plant Hire 1952
An amateur record with intertitles of some of the machinery hired out by William F. Rees Plant Department during 1952. Bulldozers, excavators and rollers are seen working on numerous projects, including road surfacing at Crawley New Town.
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