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Modern Marvels: The Magical Teapot
Exploring the film heritage of Brighton & Hove. Film made by pupils from Downs View Life Skills College, inspired by the film Stop Thief by James Williamson in 1901.
Ramsgate General Hospital: Hospital Appeal
A short promotional film about the appeal to raise funds for the extension of Ramsgate General Hospital. The Chairman of the Extensions Committee presents the film, appealing to people to donate towards the new casualty and outpatients departments. The film includes plans of the proposed new buildings.
Ancient and Modern
An advertising film made to promote Shippam's meat paste. The film emphasises the contrast between the ancient buildings and history of Chichester against the modern machinery and processes of the Shippam's factory based there.
British Home Design [Davis Estates Ltd]
A film by Davis Estates Ltd promoting their new suburban housing developments in the counties surrounding London. The film shows the building process and takes a tour of the new buildings and interiors. The local amenities and access to London by rail are emphasised along with the advantage of purchase over renting.
Beside the Seaside
Margaret Grierson's film, with commentary written by W.H.Auden, presents a day out for Londoners at their south coast destinations. Leaving London during a heat wave, they make their way to Brighton, Broadstairs, Ovingdean and Eastbourne to swim, dance, chatter and enjoy the Palace Pier's amusements.
Fire in Their Eyes
|Date||[ca. 1937]; 1968; [ca. 1978]||ID||3106|
Archive footage of the Haywards Heath Fire Brigade just prior to the Second World War is followed by images of vintage fire engines and of fire service demonstrations at Expo Sussex '68; an Open Day at Haywards Heath Fire Station in the 1970s; local fires; and the International Fire Training Centre in Gloucestershire.
Sussex: Dyke Railway
|Date||[31 December 1938?]||ID||3458|
This short newsreel features a Southern steam locomotive on the Dyke Railway as it begins its last journey. Snow falls at The Dyke station as the Station Master, Mr Charles James Weller, is seen coupling the carriage to the locomotive and passing the 'staff' to the train driver to authorise the train's journey on the single track line.
At Your Service
A Merton Park Studios production, detailing the workings of Barking Power Station, run by the London Electricity Supply Company in the 1930s. Construction work at the ever-expanding station is shown as it attempts to meet the demands for electricity in industry, farming, transport and the home.
The Good Old Days
An animated 'wizard in the wall' shows an impatient banker how much easier life is with electrical appliances when he transports him back to his great great great grandfather's time, where there are no light bulbs or light switches, electric heaters or irons, no fridges and no hot baths. A film by Merton Park Studios, produced in 1938.
[Advert for Daily Worker]
An advertisement for the Daily Worker communist party newspaper. The advert illustrates the variety of subject matter covered in the paper: news from industry, political cartoons, news for the housewife, gardening and sport.
Incendiary Bomb Demonstration
This short colour training film shows a demonstration on how to deal with an incendiary bomb. Set alight in a tin roofed shed with hay bales and wooden furniture, the bomb quickly takes hold but is brought under control.
[Procedures in the Event of an Enemy Attack]
A film depicting the defence procedures of the West Sussex Home Guard. The narrative is centred around the fictional town of Onebridge and uses commentary to introduce the staged scenes.
Walton’s Parade for Victory
Commissioned by the Regal Cinema in Walton-on-Thames, the film records the Parade for Victory marking the opening of the Walton and Weybridge War Weapons Week.
|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.
Start a Land Club
Using the Surrey Land Club as an example, this Ministry of Information film demonstrates the farmwork carried out by club volunteers and encourages people to start their own clubs.
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