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[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.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
A tour of St Bartholomew's Hospital, a voluntary hospital in Rochester. This professionally made film with intertitles informs the viewer of the costs involved in the delivery of modern and efficient health care. It was made to serve as a fundraising tool.
[Winget machinery compilation]
This film is a compilation of scenes filmed in connection with the Rochester-based manufacturing company Winget Ltd. Construction work features at the beginning of the film and is followed by shots of machinery in action; cranes, diggers, a hoist turntable, drills and a cement mixer.
The film shows Rochester Castle grounds, bands parading and view of the watching crowds. Regiments are seen parading for local officials and military personnel.
[War Time at Mile Oak School; Boys Camp; Family Scenes]
|Date||[ca. 1935]; 1937; 1942||ID||239|
A compilation of amateur material shot by the Headmaster of Mile Oak Approved Boys School. The film includes footage showing the impact of the Second World War on the school - pupils are filmed building air-raid shelters, as is the aftermath of a bombing raid.
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.
High Speed Thin Wall Polyethylene Extrusion
This promotional film with commentary features the High Speed Plastic Extrusion Line which incorporated unique Winget syncro annealing equipment. Shots of the working machine and its parts are accompanied by diagrams of how it worked. The film is an example of the development and research of Winget Syncro, in conjunction with the Syncro Machine Co., USA.
Vibratory Soil Compaction Machines and Vibratory Concrete Paving Machines
A film with commentary which presents numerous compaction and pavements machines produced by the firm A-B Vibro-Verken. The machines are filmed in use on road, pavement and railway projects, with animated sequences being used to explain their operation and efficiency.
The Canterbury Day Tour
A promotional film from the early 1960s produced for the East Kent Road Car Company Ltd. The film follows a day coach tour from London to Canterbury, extolling the benefits of the tour, as well as highlighting the sights of Canterbury. The film is accompanied by a narrative throughout.
The LCGB Kentish Venturer Rail Tour
|Date||25 February 1962||ID||11105|
A special trip to commemorate the end of steam in Kent. A group of train enthusiasts watch the steam locomotive 'Sir Brian' as it departs. The train visits Rochester station, takes on water, and arrives at Margate station. Further views from the train and shots of the locomotive and passengers follow. Includes locomotives: '30782; 30782; 31263; 31690.
South With Blanco
This film shows a visit from 'Blanco', (a female family friend/relative ?), and their tour of the South of England across various locations including Rochester, Southend-on-sea, London and Folkestone.
Those Girls from Rochester
This film features a family group making several visits to Rochester, Leigh-on-Sea and Aylesford, England.
Seen South East
An amateur compilation of places and events in the southeast England. The film, which includes intertitles, captures places of interest at various locations in Kent and Southend-on-Sea in Essex, as well as scenes of beach mission and carnival at Hythe.
The Making of Kent
A documentary about the work of the planning authority in Kent, focusing on the character of Kent - as expressed through its buildings and architectural history.
Rickmansworth and Other Stately Homes
An edited and titled film showing visits to various locations around England, including London, Maidstone, Rickmansworth, Oxford and Rochester. There are views of historical sites and locations including Allington Castle, Leeds Castle, Cardinal Cap Alley, the Alternative (Communist) "People's Jubilee" festival in The Great Hall at Alexandra Palace; interior views of Hatfield House; Hever Castle; and views over Rochester.
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