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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.
Canterbury 1936 Part 2
|Date||Saturday June 20th - Sunday August 9th||ID||11560|
This is part 2 of Sydney Bligh's newsreel, filmed in June, July and August 1936. The film shows various religious and military parades through the Cathedral grounds, the costumed cast from the play 'Cranmer of Canterbury', the burial service of Lady Davidson of Lambeth in the Cloisters, the Kent County Agricultural Show, a children's carnival and a male gymnastic display. Note: only Kent Agricultural Show clip is online.
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-maker was a member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society and the film was awarded first prize in the colour class of their annual competition.
[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.
A Father Hands Over His Son’s Victoria Cross
|Date||13 August 1952||ID||903|
A Gaumont British news item about a parting parade of the Royal West Kent Regiment at Maidstone and a father handing over his fallen son's Victoria Cross to a museum.
Herne Bay Newsreel 1952 (sound)
This newsreel compilation, made by John Clague, features events in the town of Herne Bay in 1952. It includes stormy weather, the Carnival, the Glenbervie holiday home, the West Cliff Regatta, Reculver Women's Institute, the Kent Agricultural Show and Herne Bay Regatta. Please note: only the Kent Agricultural Show clip is online.
[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'.
Herne Bay Newsreel 1958 & County Show (with sound)
This is one of a series of newsreels made by John Clague, featuring events in the town of Herne Bay in 1958. The film includes the winter snow, the Glenbervie Home 21st Anniversary, St. Bartholomew's annual church fete, the Herne Bay Sailing Club Firefly Festival, Beltinge Memorial Hall Fete, the carnival and the Kent County Agricultural Show held in Mote Park, Maidstone. Please note only the Kent Agricultural Show clip is online.
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