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An amateur film recording people and places in Lindfield during the 1940s.
|Date||[1942 - 1955?]; 1987||ID||3415|
A portrait of the village of Lindfield spanning several decades, focusing on the architecture, gardens and villagers. Scenes around the village in the 1940s and 1950s are interspersed with views of the village in the 1980s.
[Weddings, Christening and Seaside Pictures]
A compilation of amateur films which includes two weddings, a christening and outings to West Sussex beaches.
Great Walstead [School: Boys Sports Day]
A titled and edited family film showing a series of non-traditional events at two Great Walstead Preparatory School Sports days. Events include a book-on-head balancing event whilst going under a pole limbo-style, a knocking nails in to wood event, a balloon hitting race, a fully covered sack race event, a bicycle circuits race whilst doing maths questions; and a boys fancy dress competition with face masks, fake noses and moustaches.
[Ancient and Modern, Three Bridges Free Church]
|Date||1949 - 1963||ID||9152|
This film shows scenes around Three Bridges, in Crawley, between 1949-1963. The film includes: a children's party; a miniature train ride; a visit to the seaside; building new houses; Queen Elizabeth II opening Queens' Square Shopping Centre; construction of the new Three Bridges Free Church; Punch and Judy; and a school outing with an American West theme.
[Great Walstead School; Harvest Festival; Veterans Party; Sunday School Outing; School Sports Day]
|Date||1949; 1950; 1953; 10 June 1954; 12 June 1954; 24 July 1954; 14 August 1954||ID||9153|
This edited film shows various seasonal events including: a first day at school; Harvest Festival; The Three Bridges Free Church Veterans' Christmas Party; a family Christmas celebration; a military parade with marching band from St Lawrence College Combined Cadet Force; a Sunday School outing to Littlehampton (Butlin's Littlehampton in background) and a Great Walstead School Sports day.
[St George's Day Parade at Balcombe]
This edited film shows scenes from the St George's Day parade at Balcombe with marching bands passing a group of senior leaders and VIP's along a road. Speeches and salutes followed by a second parade along Lindfield High Street adjacent to All Saints Church and The Bent Arms Hotel.
Do You Remember ?
|Date||[ca. early 1950s]||ID||3903|
A compilation showing activities in the early 1950s in Hurstpierpoint and Haywards Heath. Donkey rides and races take place in Wivlesfield Green; a children's play area is 'officially' opened; the Lindfield Fayre and Hurspierpoint Carnival take place; Beech Hurst Miniature Railway runs rides for the public and cowboy ‘Buck Ryan' visits Haywards Heath.
[Guides Message of Friendship; Shopping Street; Beckenham Camp]
This film shows mixed groups of Guides and Scouts gathered at several campsites and on parade. The film opens with a Group of Guides gathered on Muster Green, receiving the Guide Scroll of Welcome which they pass round the district. The next film shows highlights of several parades and camp gatherings on the Ashenground site. The 18th Bechenham (Kent) Scouts visit a Sussex group of Sea Scouts at their camp.
Royal Celebration Coronation Lindfield
|Date||2 June 1953||ID||3414|
This amateur film captures the residents of Lindfield celebrating the coronation of HRH Queen Elizabeth II at numerous outdoor events.
Secret of the Warren
This award winning fictional amateur film was produced by the founder of the Haywards Heath Cine Society. The plot involves an impoverished widow and her daughter who have to sell their farm as they can no longer afford to run it. A chance encounter with a pair of traveling gypsies leads to the the mother finding some money bequeathed to her by her late husband; their newfound wealth is used to save the farm from being sold.
[Whit Monday Rally: Sports; Speech]
This short colour film shows a Whit Monday Free Church gathering with the group standing by the side of a road. There are also scenes of a Great Walstead School sports day, with a fancy dress race and a speech from a teacher/Head Teacher (?). [The film has some damage]
[Baby; Hazelwick Sports; Holiday at Felixstowe]
|Date||8 April 1955; 4 June 1955; 11 June 1955; August 1955||ID||9160|
This edited film features scenes of a family group playing with a baby in a living room, followed by a compilation of a set of photographs featuring Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham and several posters for his "Souls in Conflict" sermon outside the Embassy (Cinema) Theatre. The second part shows various events of two school sports days (Great Walstead? & Hazelwick School), and a colour film of a seaside holiday to Felixstowe with scenes of the family at the beach and on a boat trip.
A compilation of colour amateur material recording places in rural East and West Sussex in the early 1960s.
Under the guise of a couple looking for a house in the Sussex countryside, the film shows the villages of Lindfield, Ditchling, Cuckfield, Fletchling, Horsted Keynes, Hurstpierpoint, Ardingly and Balcombe. The narrator talks about the history of each village .
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