Collection Wilf Green
A collection of films by Wilfred Green showing his travels through Communist Eastern European and Russian countries. The collection also includes domestic family scenes and outings across the Home Counties and the South East of England - Kent, East and West Sussex.
|Collection ID||828||Reference code||K 060206|
|Dates||1961 - 1979|
|Materials||FILM DOCUMENTATION MODERN SLIDES Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of films from the 1960s to 1980s follows Wilfred Green's family and friends in a series of travelogues on annual trips to Eastern European countries that includes several visits to Poland and to SFR Yugoslavia (now: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovinia, Montenegro). They also visited Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Russia, and Czechoslovakia (now: Czech Republic & Slovakia). Events of note include: the Third National Spartakiade held at the Strahov Stadium and the parade in Wenceslas Square in Prague; a visit to the Red Square (Basilica, Kremlin, State Museum); various displays at the Cosmos Pavilion; and aerospace exhibitions at the VDNKh metro station in, Moscow. The collection also includes several trips made by the group to Belgium, to visit military war graves and cemeteries.
Alongside the travel films, the collection includes family visits, celebrations, holidays and outings in and around their home towns of Maidstone and Aylesbury, Kent. Wider trips include castles, stately homes, gardens and seaside resorts across the Home Counties and South West coast of England.
Films in this collection:
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Dockleaves and Nannygoats
|Date||1964; [1958 ?]||ID||5807|
This film mixes various street scenes, taken in and around the Maidstone area, with domestic scenes of gardens and interiors along with local shop fronts. The film includes people speaking or interacting with the film-maker. A brief view of the front of the Maidstone CND branch (?) is seen as an older lady exits the front door. The film ends with a series of black and white home made fake newspaper 'adverts'.
This film shows a family holiday to Croatia in the former SFR Yugoslavia, touring the sights of several towns including Zagreb, Kraj, Lovran, and Pula.
Children and Animals
|Date||[ca. 1961 - 1964]||ID||5806|
This film shows various portraits of children, pets and other animals in and around the Maidstone area of Kent.
Martin’s Baby Days
|Date||[1961 -1965 ?]||ID||5815|
This family portrait depicts the early years of a young boy, starting with scenes of him as a small baby (after the Christening?) held in his mother's arms; then visiting the local shops in Maidstone in a pram, taking his first steps as a toddler, through to the final scenes of the young boy playing with a puppy in a domestic garden. The film also includes a scene of a party with guests dancing the Twist.
A Pocketful of Dinars; Holiday in Yugoslavia
A two part travelogue film, showing a family holiday to the former SFR Yugoslavia, visiting several coastal towns and communities in Croatia, including Opatija, Dubrovnik and Lokrum island.
This two part film depicts a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) Aldermaston to London protest march which took place on the Easter weekend in 1962. Part 1 shows the Call For Protest rally at Trafalgar Square London, Sunday 11 March; followed by a longer section which shows the events of the CND Aldermaston to London protest march itself.
South With Blanco
This film shows a visit from 'Blanco', (a female family friend/relative ?), and their tour of the South of England across various locations including Rochester, Southend-on-sea, London and Folkestone.
Am venit in Rominia
A travelogue film, in colour and split into three parts, recording a holiday to the various locations in Romania and the United Kingdom, including substantial material showing Mamaia and Bucharest in Romania, and Odessa in the Ukraine (formerly U.S.S.R).
[To Emily With Love]
A family portrait, domestic family and residential street scenes in Maidstone. This film also includes scenes of significant fire damage to St Paul's (old church), Maidstone.
Those Girls from Rochester
This film features a family group making several visits to Rochester, Leigh-on-Sea and Aylesford, England.
That Old Feeling
|Date||21 December 1963; 28 March 1964||ID||5808|
This two part intertitled film shows the celebration of a silver wedding anniversary event at The Sir Robert Peel pub in Chatham, Kent with various scenes of dancing, guests mingling and an older couple cutting a cake. This is followed by scenes from a wedding, at St. Paul's church in Maidstone (the old Church on Fisher Street), with shots of the wedding party outside the church, and in a domestic interior, celebrating with drinks and opening cards and presents.
|Date||[1963 - 1964 ?]||ID||5813|
A family visit to Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic and Slovakia). The first part [included in online clip] shows various locations including Prague and Lidice; with Prague Castle, The National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the Charles Bridge, and the WWII war memorials at Lidice. The second part [not included in online clip] shows the Zilina region of Slovakia, with the Velka Fatra mountains, the spa town of Rajecke Teplice and rural areas around Kunerad.
[Somewhere On Sundays; Night Lights Display]
This intertitled film shows various leisure activities at the seaside and small towns of the wider Kent area and Hastings in East Sussex. Also shown is a visit to London, with views of Karl Marx's grave site in Highgate, along with Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park and Victoria. The film begins with a short sequence showing neon advertising and street decorations in London. Advertising images and signage are prominent throughout the film.
Let’s Look At Aylesford
A portrait of Aylesford in Kent, including scenes taken in both winter and spring. The film shows local landmarks including the ancient monuments of Little Kits Coty and Kits Coty House (nr Maidstone), St. Peter's Church and graveyard, The Friars (a medieval priory) and Aylesford Village. In addition there are views of the surrounding landscape, scenes of rural life, and a football match.
Whitsun in Gosport
The film marks Whitsun and shows various leisure activities in Gosport, Hampshire and Nottinghamshire. Scenes include a cricket match, children playing in a playground, panoramic views of the seaside, formal gardens, and the harbour with naval ships & Historic Dockyard. The second part is shorter and shows a wedding at the Parish Church of St Mary and St Martin (in Blyth, Nottinghamshire), with portraits of the wedding party outside the church.
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