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A newsreel showing a rain-drenched parade representing local industries through the streets of Maidstone. The parade was organized as a hospital fundraiser. The online video includes an audio commentary by Dr Frank Gray at the start of the film.
[The Kent Messenger Newsreel]
A three part compilation showing Pilot Sir Alan Cobham preparing for his flight in a Shorts Bristol Seaplane to the Belgian Congo. Scenes from the Thanet Air Race Cup, and crowds gathering at Mote Park in Maidstone to see the “Kent Messenger” Ford car presented to Mr W.H. Frost by the Mayor. The online video includes an audio commentary by Dr Frank Gray.
Maidstone Tuesday Market, January 12th 1932
This black and white newsreel style film follows events at a working livestock market and egg packing company in Maidstone, Kent. Several auctioneers are shown in close-up selling livestock, with dialogue illustrated by titles. The second film shows a business owner and some of his workers at an egg packing factory.
Watery Trail: River Medway
This well-made amateur film with intertitles chronicles the River Medway, tracing it from its source at Turners Hill to its mouth at Sheerness, capturing the places and industries which line its banks.
[Canterbury 1939 Part 3]
|Date||10th - 22nd July 1939||ID||11565|
This is a newsreel made by Sydney Bligh capturing the key occasions, festivals and ceremonies in Canterbury and the surrounding area in July 1939. The film shows: a trip on the River Medway, A memorial service parade through Burgate, the Naval Cadets gym display, a fire brigade demonstration, and children dancing at the St. Bede's school.
In the Medway Valley
A lengthy amateur film with intertitles which charts the course of the River Medway from its source to Aylesford. In addition to filming the ever-changing size and speed of the river, the film-maker gives special attention to the mediaeval stone bridges which straddle it. The people, vessels and animals which populate the river are also filmed.
The film shows Harold Potter, the miller at Chegworth Watermill carrying out his daily duties. The mill is located on the River Len, a tributary of the River Medway. Mr Potter checks the stream and the sluice gates amongst other activities. The watermill is seen at work grinding corn. The original audio commentary accompanies the film.
The Kent Show (1951)
An amateur colour record of the 1951 Kent County Agricultural Show. The film includes images of competition farm animals, a variety of agricultural display tents, and the making of a decorative pot on a potters wheel. The film-maker was a member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
[Festival of Britain; beach scenes; cricket match; racing etc.]
A film from the Ellis family collection. Mr Phil Ellis captures scenes from the Festival of Britain, Brands Hatch, Epsom Racecourse, Chessington Zoo and views from the River Medway in Kent. Family members pose for the camera and are seen enjoying a variety of leisure time activities.
Herne Bay Newsreel 1952
This film in a series of newsreels made by John Clague, features events in the town of Herne Bay in 1952. The film includes stormy weather, the Carnival, the Glenbervie holiday home, the West Cliff Regatta, Reculver Women's Institute fete, The Kent Agricultural Show, Herne Bay Regatta, s fete, and general views of the beach.
[K.C.C. Parade; H.R.H. Princess Alexandra; Woking scenes]
A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring a Kent County Constabulary Parade at Maidstone in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, followed by other family related scenes with the group on a picnic and visiting the beach, Pier and Castle in Hastings.
Dockleaves and Nannygoats
|Date||1964; [1958 ?]||ID||5807|
This film mixes various street scenes, taken in and around the Maidstone area, with domestic scenes of gardens and interiors along with local shop fronts. The film includes people speaking or interacting with the film-maker. A brief view of the front of the Maidstone CND branch (?) is seen as an older lady exits the front door. The film ends with a series of black and white home made fake newspaper 'adverts'.
Children and Animals
|Date||[ca. 1961 - 1964]||ID||5806|
This film shows various portraits of children, pets and other animals in and around the Maidstone area of Kent.
Martin’s Baby Days
|Date||[1961 -1965 ?]||ID||5815|
This family portrait depicts the early years of a young boy, starting with scenes of him as a small baby (after the Christening?) held in his mother's arms; then visiting the local shops in Maidstone in a pram, taking his first steps as a toddler, through to the final scenes of the young boy playing with a puppy in a domestic garden. The film also includes a scene of a party with guests dancing the Twist.
A Pocketful of Dinars; Holiday in Yugoslavia
A two part travelogue film, showing a family holiday to the former SFR Yugoslavia, visiting several coastal towns and communities in Croatia, including Opatija, Dubrovnik and Lokrum island.
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