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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Horley Coronation Fete
|Date||30 May 1953||ID||2392|
The 1953 coronation celebrations are illustrated in this colour film of a village fete made by a local amateur cine enthusiast. The film features races, sideshows and stalls, pony rides, a fancy dress competition, a 'baby show' and visitors to the fete having tea and sandwiches.
[Resmat Cold Asphalt: Road Surfacing by the William F. Rees Civil Engineering Company]
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||2404|
This amateur film with intertitles records the work of the William F. Rees civil engineering company during 1953 and 1954. An Ammann Spreader resurfaces the pathways of Bishop's Park, Fulham; the depot at Chelsea produces asphalt; the company experiments with a new resurfacing technique at the depot; and a D2 Traxcavator works in the residential streets of Banstead.
Afloat on the Thames
Two couples enjoy a motor boating holiday along the River Thames, passing through several locks, stopping at riverside pubs and towns, fishing off the side of the boat, cooking and cleaning, and observing the serene river lifestyle. The film's main cameraman was a member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
[Sussex County Cricket Match]
|Date||10 September 1960||ID||2406|
An amateur film-maker, and member of Haywards Heath and District Amateur Cine Society, films a cricket match between Horley and the Sussex County XI at home.
A member of Haywards Heath Cine Society films the two-man crabber teams at work off the Cornish coast at Coverack. Their hauls of shellfish are purchased by the Newlyn-based 'W. Harvey & Sons Shellfish Merchants', and are deshelled by female workers.
[RSPCA Bird Hospital and Sanctuary; Cornish Seabirds]
An amateur cameraman films the birds being cared for at the RSPCA Wild Bird Hospital and Sanctuary at Mousehole in Cornwall, and the seabirds which populate the rugged coastline.
The Plant Department Move to Old Woking
The William F. Rees Plant Department moves from Cousldon to Woking. This amateur film charts the move, recording the vacant new site and the improvements which are made to it, the office removal lorries setting off from Coulsdon, and the plant equipment in transit.
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