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Devil's Dyke Fun Fair
Early film footage of fun fair workers and revelers at Devil's Dyke on the South Downs, taken by pioneer James Williamson in around 1896.
A Visit to Peek Frean and Co. Biscuit Works
~A Visit to Peek Frean and Co.'s Biscuit Works~ represents one of the earliest surviving examples of a film documenting British industry. The film records the stages involved in the semi-automated manufacture of biscuits at the Peek Frean and Co. factory (Clements Road) in Bermondsey, South London, from the delivery of raw materials to the distribution of the finished article. Each stage is introduced by an explanatory intertitle.
The Motor Bandits
An early professionally-made fiction film with intertitles which tells the story of a bank robbery and the subsequent hunt for the robbers. The film is notable for its use of a highly-developed narrative, generic conventions and location shooting.
Horsham Cricket Week and Grand Carnival
|Date||24 July 1913||ID||3475|
On a summer's day in 1913 the people of Horsham participate in the town's carnival and enjoy the first day's play of a County Cricket match between Sussex and Lancashire.
A Molesey Pageant
A short film showing a medieval-themed fete taking place on Tagg’s Island on the River Thames. The pageant is part of a fundraising fete in aid of the widows’ and orphans’ fund of the National Fire Brigades Union.
[Christmas Shopping]; Surrey Women War Workers; The Path of Duty was the Path of Glory
|Date||1922; 1917; 1914||ID||1291|
A compilation of three separate films made in or near Godalming, Surrey during the early twentieth century.
[WWI Royal Flying Corps Training Film]
Part of a First World War era training film for the Royal Flying Corps. Showing how the British forces could gain tactical advantage through concealment of ground troops and the use of air reconnaissance.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain I]
|Date||1919 - 1931||ID||1515|
This compilation contains films of local interest which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The events captured on film are primarily community-driven ones, filmed to attract their participants to the subsequent cinema screenings.
[Shooting Duck at Mill Pond; The Park Coverts Broomwicks Pheasants and Rabbits]
This film features hunting activities at a grand country estate including shooting duck at the Mill Pond and a pheasant and rabbit shoot taking place in various locations around the estate.
Warnham Court; The Home of C. J. Lucas
This black and white family film shows a group of men playing golf on the Warnham Court estate, followed by highlights of Tennis (doubles) and a cricket match. The family watch from the terrace next to the house. The final film with intertitles shows a beekeeping film, demonstrating how to create an artificial hive. Two men use their bare hands to handle the bees.
This twenty minute silent film represents the surviving footage of the first film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel 'Little Dorrit', a story of love, money and imprisonment in the Victorian era.
[Family Scenes: Garden; Outings; School Sports]
A compilation of family scenes shot in the garden in Ashford, on trips to London and Monte Carlo, and at a school swimming gala and performances on the lawn, filmed by Dr. Victor Don in the 1920s.
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Sidney Morgan presents Thomas Hardy's tale of a man who changes his ways and makes a success of his life after wrongdoing his wife and child only to loose it all, the first film entirely shot on location in Britain and produced in 1921, the same year as A Lowland Cinderella starring Joan Morgan.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain II]
|Date||1922 - 1932||ID||1517|
A compilation of films of local interest which which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The films, from 1922, 1931 and 1932, record community events including an RSPCA horse show and several garden fetes. The camera pays much attention to recording the visitors who frequent the events.
[Red Deer at Warnham Court Park]
A combination of black and white and tinted film showing scenes of a Red Deer herd in the wooded Warnham Park estate, with close-ups of several animals. The final few seconds of the film appears to show a derailed train and men assessing the wreckage.
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