Collection B. C. Suter
An eclectic collection of films by amateur film-maker Barrett C. Suter from the 1950s to the 1990s. Suter had a strong interest in film, television and local history, before taking up film making as hobby. The collection includes items filmed in CinemaScope taken at the Amberley Working Museum, creating an extended documentary on the life of the museum.
|Collection ID||876||Reference code||SE 070321|
|Title||B. C. Suter|
|Dates||1950s - 1990s|
|Production||B. C. Suter|
|Materials||Film Super 8mm 9.5mm Standard 8mm Audio|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
An eclectic collection of films by amateur film-maker Barrett C. Suter from the 1950s to the 1990s. Suter had a strong interest in film, television and local history, before taking up film making as hobby.
Suter captured many of his films with a CinemaScope aspect ratio (2.35:1) as well as in a more standard 4:3 ratio. Many of the former, where taken at Amberley Working Museum for an extended documentary on the life of the museum and its exhibits. Suter also captured traction engine rallies and locomotives on the Bluebell Railway; Midhurst Railway lines; the Volk's Electric Railway on Brighton Seafront; the West Pier; the promenade in Brighton; and short films of the family dog.
Films in this collection:
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[Hastings Miniature Village]
A short film showing a montage of shots captured at a miniature village at Hastings, where tiny painted figures populate the scaled-down buildings. People walk between the buildings, looking around the attraction. Taken by B. C. Suter in the 1950s. [Shots are shaky]
Little Louis Loves Sweets
A short sequence showing a miniature dog named Louis. Two women sit on a bench. The dog jumps up to take treats from a man and from his female owner - a friend of the amateur film-maker B. C. Suter. The women holds the dog up to the camera and walks the dog on his lead through the park.
[Family Scenes] [Faulty camera]
Off cuts, unfocussed and damaged material showing railways, parade scenes and home movie footage, compiled by B. C. Suter from material taken in the 1950s.
[Railway Scenes] The Midi: A.D. 1864 - 1955
Scenes showing photographs and period images recaptured on Movietone Super 8 cine-film of the Midhurst Railway line between Petersfield and Midhurst, inter-cut with a title and map of the station locations. This is followed by scenes of the line and a steam engine travelling between the two stations.
Operation Puff: West Sussex Traction Engine Rally
|Date||11 August 1956||ID||6479|
Demonstration and race scenes filmed at the West Sussex Traction Engine Rally, held on the 11th August 1956 in Pulborough [?], by B. C. Suter, a keen amateur film-maker.
[Disused Railway Line]
Various scenes filmed at a disused railway line in Hampshire, showing "Medstead & Four Marks" in disrepair, followed by scenes of a functioning station, the Watercress Line and restored engines, by B. C. Suter.
The Wainwright 0-6-0T on the Bluebell Line
This film shows scenes from the Bluebell Line with The Wainwright steam locomotive travelling between Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes stations; as seen from the track side, station platforms and a moving train, with sound recordings and narrative introduction, by B. C. Suter.
[Midhurst Scenes 1]
Footage taken by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter while following the (ldecommissioned) Midhurst Railways line [?] to Petersfield Station. Scenes include bridge and country road views, and a section of the railway line and a level crossing with traffic passing. Additional scenes can be found on TID: 7201 [Midhurst Scenes 2].
[Midhurst Scenes 2]
Various street scenes showing the old railway line, disused railway bridges and buildings in Midhurst. Shots also show the railway embankments now overgrown and the last remaining parts of the line that are still operational, including a railway station building. This film is additional material to TID: 7200 [Midhurst Scenes 1].
[Chichester and Midhurst Railway Centenary]
|Date||11 July 1981||ID||7194|
Various scenes showing events celebrating the centenary of the Chichester and Midhurst Railway, established in 1881. Shots include the building of a miniature railway for a Railway Show, views of a disused station and railway line, and a diesel train making the journey between Chichester and Midhurst, filmed on the 11th July 1981 by B. C. Suter.
Brighton: The Marina and H.M.S. Cavalier
A short informative film about the Royal Navy C-Class Destroyer "H.M.S. Cavalier" (R73), docked at Brighton Marina in 1983 to celebrate its opening. The film, produced by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter, also includes shots of Palace Pier, Volk's Railway line and stations on the beach and views of the new yacht Marina. [Audio is distorted at start]
[Westbourne Flower Show and Fete]
A two part film. The first film shows highlights of the Westbourne Flower Show and Fete, with views of the stalls and show tents. The film-maker provides the voice-over, accompanied by music and sync sound from the event. The second film shows a birthday event for an older woman, with birthday cards and the cutting of a decorated birthday cake.
A series of panoramic views of Brighton Beach and Seafront between Palace Pier and Brighton Marina following the Volk's Railway line along the seafront, that includes Lewes Crescent, taken by B. C. Suter.
[Brighton: West Pier; Palace Pier]
Various scenes filmed on the seafront at Brighton by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter in the 1980s. Shots show: the West Pier; Palace Pier; Madeira Drive; the front of The Grand Hotel; amusements on Palace Pier that includes the "American Dunker"; and the Volk's Electric Railway line with an electric car passing along the seafront between Palace Pier and Black Rock.
|Date||[ca. 1985 - 1986]||ID||7209|
A short film, produced by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter in the mid 1980s, opening with views of East Brighton Beach, where visitors lie on the shingle. A boy rides in a toy fire engine and a young woman featuring in a seaside game sits behind glass, wearing a white t-shirt, soaking wet. Views of the entrance to Palace Pier show the clock, pier and seagulls circling above. The film closes with a shot of a metal sculpture on the pier.
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