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A compilation of scenes from around the South East of England captured by a member of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers during the 1950s. The film shows a variety of events, people and places, including members of the Royal Family and the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, at his Sussex home. This silent film includes intertitles throughout.
Little Louis Loves Sweets
A short sequence showing a miniature dog named Louis. Two women sit on a bench. The dog jumps up to take treats from a man and from his female owner - a friend of the amateur film-maker B. C. Suter. The women holds the dog up to the camera and walks the dog on his lead through the park.
Riding for Joy
A series of equestrian events, mostly with children and women riders. Some of the family appear to be the same as in 'West Sussex' film. The Queen and Prince Philip appear briefly at an event with Windsor Castle in background. Includes a children's fancy dress parade on horseback, some horsedrawn carriage events, a bishop blessing the riders, riders in hunting dress, show jumping, etc. Some under-exposed sequences.
[British Legion Fete Haywards Heath]
|Date||14 May 1951||ID||9945|
This film shows a British Legion Fete in Victoria Park. Scenes include music and parades from the Haywards Heath and District Scouts' Band, a miniature train [a Southern Engine?], Children's' sporting events, gymnastic displays by the Central Council of Physical Recreation; Buck Ryan handing out leaflets dressed in a cowboy outfit, and a display of rope skills.
The Loan Worker
This amateur fictional film won the Pathéscope Amateur Cine Film Open Award in 1952. The film centres around a fictional amateur cine enthusiast called Joe who, despite not owning a camera, wants to make a film. Joe steals a camera from a shop and sets about making a film. The police catch up with Joe, after which he is presented as a reformed character, having taken up stamp collecting.
An extended and intertitled film showing two boys going on an outing to Hastings, visiting the gardens at White Rock with views of Hastings Pier, Pavilion and Bandstand; followed by an outing to the Pett Levels on a bus.
Holiday in May
A film showing a family holiday opening with two boys visiting a playground in Gensing Gardens (St Leonards-on-Sea), the towns of Rye, Battle, and Eastbourne; closing with a visit to Hastings Castle and gardens.
This short home movie features family members on holiday in Bognor Regis during the 1950s. The film includes games on the beach, as well as general shots of the town and seafront, including the pier. The film also includes some scenes shot at the Royal Hotel where the family appear to have been staying.
[Resmat Cold Asphalt: Road Surfacing by the William F. Rees Civil Engineering Company]
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||2404|
This amateur film with intertitles records the work of the William F. Rees civil engineering company during 1953 and 1954. An Ammann Spreader resurfaces the pathways of Bishop's Park, Fulham; the depot at Chelsea produces asphalt; the company experiments with a new resurfacing technique at the depot; and a D2 Traxcavator works in the residential streets of Banstead.
[Holiday in California]
On a trip to the North American state of California, Voss takes in the sights of the city of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge and The Park, before a visit to the National Park at Yosemite Valley.
[Travels in Florida]
A trip to Florida takes in the beaches and country clubs of Lake Park, the sights of Palm Beach and the attractions of Winter Haven, Ocala and Orlando, including Cypress Gardens and Silver Springs. The film also passes through Lakeland, Tampa City and Clearwater.
Brighton in Coronation Year
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||120|
A film made by a member of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers which features various aspects of Brighton during the centenary year of 1953, including parks and gardens, festivities and other events. The film is accompanied by an occasional commentary which gives key facts about the history of Brighton, together with an upbeat soundtrack throughout.
[Parade; Camp; South Downs Hike]
A film showing a district parade with Scouts and Guides, marching through Haywards Heath to Muster Green, welcomed by friends and family. The 1st Haywards Heath Scouts board a coach in Haywards Heath with their kit, This is followed by shots of the exterior of 'The Broadway' theatre as the coach passes by. On arrival, the Scouts build a camp, and drink tea with friends and family. The final scene shows a hike across the South Downs.
|Date||30 May 1953||ID||9951|
A film featuring the Mid-Sussex Division Girl Guides Coronation Rally held at Beech Hurst. The film includes: several parades; Beech Hurst model railway; event opening speeches by Miss Byer, [Girl Guide Island Commissioner for Grenada, West Indies]; Guard of Honour of Colours and Standard; a Scout display; a demonstration of Weight Lifting by the Archer Bartbell Club; and fairytale storytelling play with dancing.
A publicity film made by local photographic shop owner/film distributor/amateur cameraman, promoting Brighton as a seaside resort, focusing on the town’s attractions and architecture.
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