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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.
[Visit to Foochow; Bradford Dyers Association in Shanghai]
This black and white film features coastal and rural scenes of Fuzhou with boats and smaller trading vessels in a bay. The second part of the film highlights street scenes from 'The Bund', Shanghai with interior and exterior shots of a colonial office building of the Bradford Dyers Association. Street scenes outside show everyday life, with street traders and children playing in the street.
[Bradford Dyers Association Shanghai; Courtyard]
Film of people in the Bradford Dyers Association (BDA) office in Shanghai, and socialising in a courtyard.
[Australia Visit and West Sussex]
|Date||[ca. 1930 - 1935]||ID||3451|
An Amateur film showing the Sadler family in various locations, featuring a trip to Australia on board the P&O ship, SS Strathnaver, traveling via the Suez Canal. The film also shows the Sadler family's shop in Chichester and a number of family scenes.
[Building of New House]
Dr. Thomas Hately Macfie records in detail his new house being built, in typically grand and modern style, in Bognor Regis. His wife and daughter explore the construction site, and workers labour to finish the founations, first and second storey, roof and garden.
Ancient and Modern
An advertising film made to promote Shippam's meat paste. The film emphasises the contrast between the ancient buildings and history of Chichester against the modern machinery and processes of the Shippam's factory based there.
Thatchers Old World Tea House
|Date||January - May 1934||ID||7712|
An amateur film from the 1934 documenting the construction and opening of 'Thatchers Old World Tea House' in East Horsley, Surrey. Various trades are seen hard at work during the construction of the building. The film also features the tea house after it was opened to the public; waitresses serve lunches to customers sitting in the garden.
British Home Design [Davis Estates Ltd]
A film by Davis Estates Ltd promoting their new suburban housing developments in the counties surrounding London. The film shows the building process and takes a tour of the new buildings and interiors. The local amenities and access to London by rail are emphasised along with the advantage of purchase over renting.
[Pilot Jack Martin]
|Date||[1937 - 1945?]||ID||3448|
An amateur/family film made just before and during the Second World War. The film features sea planes and military bands at Buckingham Palace as well as various scenes of war-time family life and the Sadler's family business.
Round The Town
An amateur film with intertitles which tours Folkestone in the immediate pre-Second World War era. The film was made by members of the Martin Walter Ltd Garage which features heavily.
[Sargent Bus & Coach Services]
|Date||1939 - 1977||ID||4426|
Documenting the East Grinstead-based bus and coach company, the film covers trips from the early days of the company in the 1930s through to later ventures at the company’s car showroom in the 1970s.
[Herne Bay; Chichester Norcon Works]
This colour film opens with the family group having tea, socialising together and wandering around in the garden. The second film features the Norcon Works industrial units outside Chichester, with mixed stacks of concrete pipes and moulded items grouped in the yard.
[Family and Children; Garden; Austin Reed Headquarters]
This film opens with group portrait shots of the extended family, taken in the family garden. In the next scene, Austin Reed and the Board of Directors (?) pose together on the roof of the Austin Reed Headquarters at Summit House, Red Lion Square, London. Views of the open square and street scenes follow, with additional shots of the facade of an Austin Reed branded building.
[Shippam’s Rock and Roll]
A Short animated cinema advertisement for Shippam's fish and meat pastes, with a rock and roll theme. A chicken with a guitar sings a rock and roll style song about Shippam's pastes.
Resmat Cold Asphalt; A Film of the Manufacture and Laying of This Product
An amateur film with intertitles which records work being undertaken by the William F. Rees civil engineering company. Footage includes images of the asphalt production depot in Chelsea, the plant depot in Coulsdon, the resurfacing of Goodwood Race Track using both men and machinery.
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