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The Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking
|Date||[1926? - 1933]||ID||1586|
This compilation illustrates life for the children and their relatives, staff and local volunteers at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage in Woking during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Each sequence is introduced with intertitles.
[Family at Home and on Trips]
A Surrey family together in the garden at home on Frimley Road, Camberley, and on outings to the river and an airfield, on a picnic and a trip to the seaside and open air swimming pool, in the 1930s.
A home movie showing family members and their dog at home and on holiday during 1937. The film also features the Camberley Carnival of the same year, and two weddings at St. George's, Camberley and St. Peter's, Old Woking. The family holiday at Hove and tour around the north Devon coast.
[Home Front and Home Guard]
|Date||[ca. 1938 - 1943]||ID||10948|
The film shows the Home Guard in Woking, initially training with wooden rifles, then performing drills, practicing on a rifle range and parading for the General's visit.
A.F.S. [Auxiliary Fire Service]
This colour film shows scenes of the Auxiliary Fire Service, annual trailer pump competition in Walton. Service personnel compete in teams through timed tasks to pull the trailer pump and lay out and construct fire hoses. The film ends with several shots of the Bugatti AFS engine and trailer pump.
NFS Reg. Pump Comp 1942
|Date||24 October 1942||ID||9106|
This edited colour film shows highlights of the National Fire Service No. 32 Fire Force Area (Woking), Trailer Pump competition in Guildford, on October 24th 1942.
[Training Drills and Parades]
This film of Woking's Home Guard shows various exercises on a firing range and patrols along the town's streets. Training is carried out with weapons, including grenades and S.I.P bombs, both thrown, and using a Northover Projector. The men practice crossing the Basingstoke Canal on a rope bridge. The film ends with a fete and pageant for local schoolchildren.
[Marches; Target Reached]
The film begins with uniformed women marching on a parade ground and saluting a high-ranking officer. Next, young cadets from the local ATC practise parade ground drill before moving to a large park for a military parade. Home Guard and uniformed women salute a fund-raising display in the town - where an aircraft symbolises the amount of money raised by the people of Woking. Young women play various ball games, followed by dancing and further parades.
This edited colour and black and white film shows the Giles' family in Surrey and on outings to West Sussex during the late 1940s. The film also includes races at Goodwood; the Olympic torch passing through Surrey; and the unveiling of a memorial gate at Prescott House (Bugatti Owners Club) designed by a member of the Giles family.
[Southern Railway Orphanage: Sports and Christmas]
|Date||[1950 - 1951?]||ID||1587|
Two reels of amateur film documenting life at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage in Woking. The film contains scenes of the older children giving gymnastic displays and a formal dance. The younger children receive toys from Father Christmas and eat Christmas dinners. The children perform a stage play, and boys have a pillow fight.
This film shows the family on several caravanning holidays in the UK; a visit to London to watch the Trooping of the Colour; the inspection of the guard of honour at Guildhall; a boating event at Henley and watching a group of army cadets on parade and at a Physical Training display in a playing field. This film is intertitled throughout.
[Southern Railway Orphanage - Life at the Home]
This is a colourful portrait of the children of the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking enjoying various leisure pursuits. The amateur film uses extracts from a child's letter as intertitles, providing a narrative for the images.
[Trip to the USA, Bangkok and France; Kenwood Company Event]
|Date||[ca. 1953 ?]; [ca. 1959 ?]||ID||5442|
This colour and black and white film shows a series of work and holiday films captured by Ken Wood, including: a business trip aboard the Queen Mary to New York; a short visit to San Francisco; a series of flights and tours to Niagara Falls; Bangkok and Paris. They return to the UK for a promotional event for 'The Kenwood Chef' with staff and company vehicles.
Opening of Venture House
Venture House, an Ockenden Venture home for refugee children founded by Joyce Pearce, is opened by the Dean of Windsor. Included are scenes of the children during recreational activitiee.
[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.
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