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[Spanish Street Scenes. Religious Procession]
Amateur film-maker Captain William Armstrong films images of Seville as he travels along its streets in a horse and carriage. There is also brief footage of a religious procession wherein an effigy of Christ on the cross is carried aloft through the urban streets, as well of an open-air market.
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.
Egerton May Festivals
|Date||1934; 1935; 1936||ID||1100|
Amateur film recording events at the Egerton May Festival over the course of three consecutive years in the 1930s.
[Life in Shanghai]
Film featuring westerners in Japan and Shaghai including a a Japanese beer festival, two duck shoots and a day at the races.
Sunday Afternoon Interlude
|Date||1937 - 1938||ID||1102|
A compilation of short fiction and non-fiction films made by Ernest A. "Spot" Botting, including footage of the 1938 Egerton May Festival.
[Exit from Church; Rosenmontag Floats]
|Date||28 February 1938||ID||9316|
This film begins by showing a congregation leaving a church in a rural village. The next sequence shows scenes at a 'Rosenmontag' street carnival in 1938, with parade floats and marching bands. The film has intertitles throughout.
The Last Year of Peace
|Date||1939 - 1940||ID||1104|
A compilation by a local amateur cameraman, portraying the passing from peace to wartime. Shot just prior to and during the first year of the Second World War, the film provides a snapshot of everyday life as it continued against the backdrop of the impending war, and signs of the war’s effects around the village.
Carols of Bethlehem
A film of a church nativity play, called the 'Carols of Bethlehem', from 1944, in which the film-maker's daughter, Margaret Newman, plays an angel.
[Pottery; wickerwork; Christmas party; farming]
A home movie featuring children from the Brocklehurst family as they take part in a Christmas party at the their school. The film also features scenes of rural life, such as a potter and basket-weavers at work and a farmer ploughing a field. The film ends with the children picking wild flowers near Mersham, Kent.
[Fernhurst School May Day Revels]
|Date||[1944 - 1945?]||ID||4514|
The May Day Celebrations of Fernhurst School are captured in this amateur silent film. Pupils, some decorated in folk costume, parade through the village to a nearby field, where they take part in maypole and other traditional dancing. The May Queen helps to serve tea to the children before they return to the school.
[Nativity Play; Christmas Party; Jumble Sale]
|Date||December 1944; 1945||ID||6137|
This film shows several Otford Methodist Church events, including Margaret Newman's nativity play from 1944, The Christmas Tableau Party also in 1944, and the Anniversary Jumble sale held in 1945.
[Holidays in Spain]
|Date||September 1947; May 1952||ID||1455|
Travels across Spain feature in this film, recorded on two separate trips. On the first, Mr Voss drives from Barcelona to Madrid, stopping in Bilbao. On the second, almost five years later, Voss travels from Madrid to Burgos, stopping at Aranda de Duero, Estella and Pamplona. He returns to Madrid via the Guadarrama mountains, and visits Roman monuments at Mérida.
The Lambeth Conference 1948
A film made by SPCK [Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge] of the 1948 Lambeth Conference. The film contains intertitles.
Holiday in North Devon
A film showing a family holiday and domestic scenes in Crawley. The first part shows the children paddling in the North Devon sea, playing on the rocks and building sandcastles. The second part shows the family playing in a playground and attending a Harvest Festival event at Three Bridges Free Church. The children help to rake fallen leaves in a garden, celebrating (a birthday or Christmas ?) with presents and on an outing to the countryside.
[Up North; Motorcycle Racing; Wilsford Heath Farm]
|Date||1949; 1950; [1951?]||ID||1456|
This film features collected scenes from trips to the English countryside, beginning with Stretton village in Easter 1949. This is followed by horse racing at Huntingdon, motorcycle racing at Cadwell Park, and scenes filmed over several months at Wilsford Heath Farm, Ancaster. The film finishes with footage of Riverside Farm near Stowmarket.
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