Collection Richard Armstrong
A collection of amateur documentaries by teenage film-maker Richard Armstrong, featuring local scenes and activities.
|Collection ID||879||Reference code||WS 070124|
|Dates||1960s - 1970s|
|Materials||FILM Super 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of amateur films by Richard Armstrong, offers a portrait of local life in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Greater London from the late 1960s-1970, from his perspective as a young boy and then teenager. Richard's films where made using Standard and Super 8mm film stock and many were entered into local amateur film festivals and competitions. Richard's brother Anthony, and mother Beryl also created their own collections of amateur short documentary films, which are presented as separate collections. See CID: 836
Films in this collection:
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Our Little River
This colour film with titles, music and voice over narrative explores the route of the Mole River in Surrey from its source to the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace. The film has opening and closing titles.
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
This colour film follows the film-maker on a journey on the Romey, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, stopping at several stations and junctions, watching the railway engineers move train stock and maintain the engines. The film has music and intertitles throughout.
St James's Park
This colour film with narrated voice-over narrative and and music soundtrack, features a brief history of St James's Park, London and the proximity to Buckingham Palace, Horse Guard's Parade and Whitehall. A flypast of military aircraft and Concorde are captured on film, as they pass overhead. The film has animated opening and closing titles.
A Happy Ending
This colour film with voice-over narrative tours the Lockwood Family Donkey Sanctuary in Godalming, Surrey narrated from a donkey's point of view. The film has illustrated opening and closing titles.
A Telescopic View
This colour film opens with a narrative from the film-maker on his passion for astronomy, explaining the process of creating a telescope mirror for a 6 inch reflecting telescope and demonstrating the first stage of grinding and shaping a telescope mirror on a table at home. Views of the Royal Greenwich Observatory (Equatorial Group) and the Isaac Newton Telescope Dome, Herstmonceux complete the film.
The Anniversary [Biggin Hill Air Show]
|Date||9 -10 September 1971||ID||6028|
This colour film with voice over shows highlights of the Biggin Hill Air Show September 1971 on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Shots of aircraft and display teams are accompanied by a voice-over narrative and music, explaining the types of aircraft on display and general information about the event. The film has opening and closing titles.
A Closer Look
This colour travelogue-style film shows highlights of an English school educational trip aboard the ship SS Uganda to Italy (Venice), Cyprus and Greece with excursions and tours to historic attractions in several villages and towns. The film also shows scenes aboard ship for those on the voyage.
This colour film with music track shows highlights of a group of young people learning how to hang glide on Devil's Dyke.
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