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A Lowland Cinderella
Joan Morgan stars as Hester, whose story of misfortune, manipulation, love and redemption mirrors that of Cinderella. Set between the highlands of Scotland, Intertitles provide chapter titles, such as "A Great Day" and "The Storm Comes" and dialogue between characters, but also introduce the characters and their players.
|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.
[Girls at Claremont School]
|Date||[ca. early 1930s ?]||ID||1368|
A compilation of amateur film recording outdoor events at Claremont School For Girls in Esher. In the late 1970s the school amalgamated with Fan Court Preparatory School for Boys to form Claremont Fan Court School.
A Cremation Bali
This edited and titled film shows a traditional Balinese cremation ceremony. Every aspect of the ceremony is shown in detail (with descriptive intertitles) from the extensive preparations to the final stage where the ashes are taken out to sea.
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.
[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.
Brighton International Children’s Camp
This film contains images of The International Children's Camp held at Brighton in 1946. The Camp was organized by the British Woodcraft Folk, a member of the Co-operative Youth Movement. The event attracted over 1000 children from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Czechoslovakia, and other European countries.
Cinderella: A New Version of An Old Story
A humourous, contemporary retelling of Cinderella, complete with ugly sisters, a fairy godmother and Prince Charming. The film was made by The Ashford Association Film Society and includes an early acting appearance by British television presenter Bob Holness.
[Surrey County Council Fire Brigade Training Centre and Garden Party]
This amateur film records a garden party held by Surrey County Council at Wotton Fire Service College. Guests are entertained by folk dancing, and are privy to a fire fighting display.
Mummers at Nutley
A short scene of Morris dancing is followed by a performance by Mummers in Nutley, East Sussex. The second half of the film shows the Nutley windmill being restored.
Story of a River
This amateur colour documentary film with poetic voice over, narrative and instrumental soundtrack, follows the River Ouse from Horsham to Barcombe and back via Lewes and Newhaven. The film provides a historical narrative of the local area, with some comedy narrative mixed with poetry readings, anecdotal references and quotes from previous residents, closing with a summary. This film won the Sussex Film Festival Sound Trophy in 1971.
This amateur film records events at the annual fair in the East Sussex village of Ditchling. It has an soundtrack comprising of commentary and specifically composed folk songs which narrate the story of the images.
Four Days in June
An edited and titled film showing a tour, with family friends, of various sites in Glouchestershire and Worchestershire. The film shows views of Evesham, Winchcombe pottery, and the historic Fleece Inn at Bretforton, and includes scenes of folk dancing, Morris Men, and a religious ceremony (possibly communion?).
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