Detail

Title ID 4162Collection ID505
Title[EXPO at Sussex]
Date20 July 1968
CollectionHarry Colley
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
KeywordsArmed Forces Cars Cultural Events Exhibitions Law Enforcement Motor Vehicles
Location
LocalArdingly
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionHenry (Harry) Colley
CameraHenry (Harry) Colley
FormatColour Silent
Duration8min. 31sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

An amateur film capturing some of the 1968 Sussex Expo at the Ardingly Show. The film, which includes intertitles, shows a range of vehicles being exhibited, a military exercise, a parade by Sussex Police as well as hot air balloons and parachutists in the sky above the showground.

Description

The film opens with a close-up shot of a poster advertising the 1968 Sussex Expo. Title: "Arena Highlights"; dark shots of vehicles driving across the arena. Title: "Franks corps showing its paces; soldiers driving small military vehicles perform an exercise in the arena. Title: "One that could not make it"; one of the vehicles is seen stuck whilst trying to complete the manoeuvre and another is seen on its side having toppled over; the vehicle is turned back over. Title: "One of the few balloons"; shots of a hot air balloon rising and falling above the arena. Title: "The arena surroundings"; shots of the crowds. Title: "Sussex Police thro' the ages"; men parade in police uniform, holding signs which denote what period they represent. Title: "Sussex regulars in action"; soldiers are seen firing canons and setting off a smoke screen. Title: "A balloon interrupts"; shots of another hot air balloon above the showground. Title: "Then two little girls"; two small girls are seen walking on the edge of the arena. Title: "Old timers"; steam traction engines, tractors, farm machinery and vintage cars are seen being driven around the arena. Title: "Balloons take off"; more balloons are seen in the sky over the showground. Title: "The Parachute Boys"; the film ends with brief shots of parachutists descending into the arena, coloured smoke trails from behind them.