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Our Daily Bread
|Date||[ca. mid 1930s]||ID||1099|
An amateur film with intertitles which chronicles the agricultural year, from ploughing to the sewing seeds, and finally to the harvesting the crops. The film offers a good portrait of farming in Kent in the years preceding mechanization.
Oâ Famous Kent
The Kentish village of Chilham and its surrounding countryside is captured in this atmospheric film from the Barnes Brothers. Farmworkers are filmed at work in the fields, ploughing the land and collecting the potato harvest; a thatcher works on a roof; a picturesque Tudor village stands quietly; animals graze; and a gentle river meanders by.
|Date||1934 - 1959||ID||4692|
This film compilation spans the three decades and shows changes taking place in the town before, during and after the Second World War. The film features the construction of a new lido in 1934, wartime scenes in the town, winter sledging and skiing in 1948, the Coronation parade in 1953, a circus with Elephants walking the streets and scenes of building work, demolition and traffic in the town.
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.
|Date||[ca. late 1930s]||ID||1064|
This amateur film charts the countryside through the course of a year. The second half of the film focuses on agricultural activities.
At the Farm
Film of Pam Staley (aged 11) and other children at a farm. A hay stack is built, using a conveyor/elevator to load the hay onto the cart. Pam rides the horse that powers the elevator mechanism and helps load the hay onto the elevator. Pam plays with kittens and, with another boy, stands and waves to the camera from an orchard outside the farm house.
The Wheat Harvest
This amateur film with intertitles records the harvesting of wheat, tracing its journey from the field to the mill.
[Phosphate Mining in America and the Pacific]
This film, in three parts, depicts phosphate mining and processing in Florida and the Pacific.
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.
[The Royal Surrey County Hospital Fundraising Films]
Two films, one a short drama and one a factual film, from a pre-NHS era, both made to encourage the public to make donations and raise funds for the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
In a film documenting the last stages of the phosphate mining process on a Pacific island, phosphate is loaded onto a cargo ship moored offshore.
In the Hop Fields of Kent
This amateur film with intertitles charts the annual cycle of Kent's hop cultivation, starting in January with the preparation of the fields. The film was specially commended by Amateur Cine World.
Fire in Their Eyes
|Date||[ca. 1937]; 1968; [ca. 1978]||ID||3106|
Archive footage of the Haywards Heath Fire Brigade just prior to the Second World War is followed by images of vintage fire engines and of fire service demonstrations at Expo Sussex '68; an Open Day at Haywards Heath Fire Station in the 1970s; local fires; and the International Fire Training Centre in Gloucestershire.
Building of Penlee Point on Canterbury Road
This film charts the building of a large detached house on Canterbury Road near Ashford, from the laying of its foundations to the nearing of its completion. All of the work done on the house is manual. The film also includes aerial shots of the plot and surrounding land.
Presenting Gay, Grim & Graceful
A compilation with intertitles showing a range of activities including displays by Egerton's First Scout Group and by school gymnasts, children enjoying sports day races, deer hunting with hounds, workmen making breeze blocks, wood and coal being prepared for fuel, and women demonstrating aerobic exercises.
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