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Collection Cyril Hayworth pt1

Summary

Amateur film-maker Cyril Hayworth filmed scenes and events in Lindfield in Sussex and the surrounding area during the 1940s 50s and 60s. Many of the films included Scouting and Guiding activities including fetes, parades, camps and events.

Collection ID8Reference codeWS 970300
TitleCyril Hayworth pt1
Dates1942 - 1961
ProductionCyril Hayworth Dick Rawling
MaterialsFILM 16mm AUDIO DOCUMENTATION
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Description

Amateur film-maker Cyril Hayworth filmed scenes and events in Lindfield in Sussex and the surrounding area during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. During the Second World War, Cyril Hayworth made several films documenting the activities of both Scouting and Guiding groups from the Forest Hill and Sydenham areas of Greater London, with a handful of these films including material of war-time scenes of bombed out houses and churches, as well as the Scouts parading and marching between district parish churches. Following the Second World War, Hayworth relocated to Sussex and spent time working as a Scoutmaster documenting his, and many other, Scouting and Guiding groups in the district, along with close friend and fellow Haywards Heath Scoutleader and Scoutmaster, Vic Forster.

In the 1980s Dick Rawling of the Haywards Heath Cine Society made several of Hayworth’s films into edited compilations. Mr Rawling added contemporary footage, commentary and music to the original films.
In his day, Cyril Hayworth would regularly hold charity film shows, accompanying his films with recorded background music. Amongst his films are the compilation Yesterday's Lindfied (1942 - 1987) and a film of the 1953 Coronation celebrations in Lindfield, both of which offer vivid portraits of Sussex village life during the 1940s and 1950s.