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[The Country Show] or [A Country Cattle Show] or [Country Sports]
The high jump, sack race and obstacle course are interspersed with footage of spectators in this film by Charles Goodwin Norton from the mid to late 1890s.
[Godalming Church Parade & Ambulance Presentation]
|Date||17 December 1911; 23 September 1917||ID||1290|
These local newsreels record the citizens of Godalming at two official gatherings. The first is a pre-First World War civil procession; the second is a service of dedication in which the town presents a motorized First World War ambulance to the Red Cross.
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.
[Scenes and Incidents at Orpington; Athletic Sports]
|Date||17 July 1913||ID||8426|
Scenes from a sports day in Orpington in July 1913. Races include the steeplechase, sprints and an egg and spoon race, among the more unusual competitions.
[Local News Film, Hastings]
This film records people and events in the coastal town of Hastings in 1914.
[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.
[The Canterbury Tour]
A titled film showing a series of Canterbury street scenes filmed from a moving vehicle in this professional film, starting at West Gate and travelling eastwards along the High Street, passing the cattle market on Upper Bridge Street.
[Garden Fete at Broughton House]
|Date||30 June 1926||ID||866|
A traditional English garden fete takes place in the grounds of Broughton House near Sevenoaks. This professional film with intertitles focuses much of its attention on the local people who attended the event.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain III]
|Date||1927 - 1934||ID||1518|
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 record community events including parades, local election results and sports meetings. The camera pays special attention to the locals who visit the events.
[Visit to Peking; The Forbidden City]
This black and white family film provides views of the Forbidden City, Beijing and the surrounding buildings. The second film opens with views from a balcony overlooking a courtyard, and shots of the Simpson family car surrounded by a group of local men within a ring of rickshaws.
[Canton; The Lion Steamer and Friends]
This film follows Mrs Simpson boarding a steamer, touring the rural countryside and visiting the bustling city of Canton with friends.
The Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking
|Date||[1926? - 1933]||ID||1586|
This compilation illustrates life for the children and their relatives, staff and local volunteers at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage in Woking during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Each sequence is introduced with intertitles.
|Date||[1928 - 1937]||ID||3184|
Amateur film-makers capture community-centred events in Crawley during the late 1920s and 1930s. Scenes include a parade commemorating the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.
[Hangzhou and a trip to the Baochu pagoda]
This film opens with shots of West Lake, Hangzhou with structures built into the river bank. The Simpsons and their group go on a guided walk, ride on traditional open Jiao or sedan-style litter chairs through the rural countryside and tour the lake.
Java Tour; Christmas 1929; Batavia to Soerabaya en Voiture
This amateur film with intertitles charts the motor holiday of a British couple to the Indonesian island of Jawa (Java). Whilst there they film the people, the landscape and excursions with other Europeans.
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