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Collection Maurice Puttock

Summary

This amateur international collection by British film-maker Maurice Puttock, captures family life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) from the 1950s to mid 1960s; before returning to the UK. Puttock continued making amateur films upon his return, joining the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society and participating in local amateur film competitions.

Collection ID873Reference codeWS 070301 / 3
TitleMaurice Puttock
Dates1950s
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society Maurice A. Puttock (deceased August 2007)
MaterialsFILM Super 8mm FILM EQUIPMENT
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details

Description

This amateur collection by British film-maker Maurice Puttock, captures family life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) with his wife and two children from the 1950s to mid 1960s; before returning to the UK. Puttock continued making amateur films upon his return, Joining the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society and participating in local amateur film competitions. Several of his fiction films feature in the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society collections held by Screen Archive South East.

Noted films from Puttock's time in Northern Rhodesia/ Zambia, include several agricultural shows; tours of game parks and nature reserves in Lusaka, Luangwa, Luambe and Chilongozi; royal visits by HM The Queen, Elizabeth II and HM Elizabeth, The Queen Mother at state events; and Northern Rhodesia's independence from British Rule in 1967.
Other films show the family's home in Lusaka with a small gauge model railway in the family garden, the children's Woodland School Sports day events and the family's return trip to England via train from Lusaka to Cape Town, and ship to Southampton, England.

Films in this collection:

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