Collection Ray Young
This varied collection by amateur film-maker Ray Young profiles a series of family outings, model speed boat competitions, working films and local events in and around the Hailsham, Eastbourne and Hastings areas of East Sussex. The collection also includes two experimental sound-based films edited to commercial music and sound effects.
|Collection ID||775||Reference code||ES 051019|
|Dates||1940s - 1970s|
|Materials||FILM Standard 8mm FILM EQUIPMENT|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection, dating from the late 1940s to the 1970s, was created by Ray Young, as an independent amateur film-maker as well an active member of the Eastbourne Cine Group. The collection features a series of local events in East Sussex that includes: an Agricultural Show in Eastbourne; making bailer twine in Hailsham and a Cine club film from an outdoor Lido at St Leonards-on-Sea. The film-maker also documents family visits further afield to London, Windsor, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.
The wider collection also includes: a series of late 1940s post-war domestic family scenes in Hastings, a trip to the "Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles" [Expo 58] and two experimental sound based films (edited to commercial music and effects soundtrack) entitled: "On The Record" and "Sounds Effective".
Films in this collection:
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Visit to Beaulieu
This film shows a family visit to Montagu Motor Museum in Beaulieu (now the National Motor Museum), with close ups of a variety of heritage vehicles. Scenes include shots of the motor collection, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House & Gardens, the Bournemouth Belle (Stowe) steam locomotive and several car based amusement rides. [This film is mute for online use, for copyright reasons].
Davin [Domestic Home]
This edited film shows scenes of the family home in Eastbourne under construction and includes the landscaping of the front and rear gardens. The film shows the progress of the work from start to finish, edited together with shaped splices or transitions, to indicate the passing of time.
This film by Eastbourne Cine Club members shows scenes of the 1964 Eastbourne Carnival parade. Several floats include local businesses and trades people, as well as clubs and groups of marching bands with service men and women.
For the Record
This short fiction film shows two women going to Eastbourne town centre on a shopping trip in a car, to listen to a record at a music shop. The film shows their journey through a residential part of Eastbourne into the town centre via Upperton Road, stopping at a small record shop on South Street. Once there, the young man at the desk plays them a Jazz track from a vinyl album by Erwin Lehn Und Sein Südfunk-Tanzorchester entitled "Made in Germany".
Model Radio Control Boats - Power Boats
This two part film shows a series of model radio controlled power boats being driven on a pond for a competition, watched by spectators and judges on both sides of the bank. The second film shows model radio controlled power boats being driven on Crumbles Pond in Princes Park, to demonstrate the boats moving at speed, operator control, and agility. [music has been removed from the online clip for copyright reasons]
[Family Scenes; First H8 Shots]
A film showing an extended family outing to a park (Alexandra Park, St Leonards?) an outing and a picnic in the countryside by car. The mixed family group sit together for a picnic on the grass next to their cars, including a baby and several young children. [music has been removed from the online clip for copyright reasons]
The Magic Shell
This short fiction film tells the story of a young boy that finds a magic shell on the beach whilst on an outing with his parents. The shell allows the boy to make things disappear including his parents. [This film has been made mute online, for copyright reasons]
This film shows a family trip to Whipsnade Zoo, visiting the animal enclosures and habitats. Close-ups of the animals include the Indian elephants, Serval cat, marsupials, brown bear, zebra, Bengal tiger, polar bear, camel, llama, giraffe, several species of primate, and penguins.
Coach Tour: Visits to Windsor & Hampton Court
This intertitled film shows a family outing to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, with scenes of the family touring the interior courtyards and gardens of both sites. At Windsor Castle several groups of uniformed guards parade in the grounds and outside the main gates.
Zoo Time; [Visit to London Zoo]
This film with animated titles, shows a family outing to London Zoo. The family visit several of the animal enclosures and habitats including the Polar and brown bears, the Penguin Pool designed by Berthold Lubetkin, Bengal tiger enclosure, and watch a baby goat (?) being born.
[Bowling Trip to Bexhill]
This family film shows a bowls game in progress at Bexhill Bowling Club, followed by scenes of a family group touring the gardens and grounds of a large stately home (unknown location).
This amateur film shows several audio Foley techniques and edited sound effects over short film clips, followed by a series of film transitions demonstrating a Fade, Wipe and Cut over a coloured background.
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