Theme Working Life
The archive holds an fascinating selection of film material produced or commissioned by local firms and organisations in the region, and other films that picture aspects of working life in the South East. Amongst the corporate material held in the archive, the largest collections are films made by Dennis, manufacturers of fire engines and other heavy vehicles in Guildford, and Shippam, a firm producing meat and fish paste in Chichester who commissioned advertisements for the company and its products from 1933 to 1960. Work on the railways is a strong feature in the archive and one of the largest collections in the archive from a single organisation is a relatively recent acquisition from the Bluebell Railway line.
The archive holds films commissioned by civic and public bodies in the region which illustrate some of the public sector work in hospitals, schools, the police force, fire brigade and local government organisations. Significant collections of films in the archive made for public services and institutions include; the Surrey Fire Brigade, West Sussex County Council, as well as several hospitals, children’s homes, charities, lifeboats and other organisations in the region.
Labour within the rural landscape of the region is captured in some of the most evocative film material in the archive. These illustrate rural farm work such as hop farming in Kent, wheat harvesting in the Sussex downs and cattle sales in the region's market towns. The transition to mechanised farming machinery is clearly tracked through many of the archive's films which record the changes taking place in farming in pre and post-Second World War eras. The decline in fishing from the region's coast is also witnessed in films of fishermen in Hastings and in Brighton.
Small-scale, family run businesses and and rural trades are also caught on film and saved as a unique record of some of the region's dying trades and skills. Film of trades such as brick making, blacksmithing, charcoal making, dry stone walling, carpentry and book binding are scattered throughout the archive's collections. Town businesses and people at work in the service sector are also to be found in the collections including dustmen, postal workers, hairdressers and cobblers.
Films in this theme:
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[Amberley: Model Steam Fair; Domestic Museum; Blacksmith; Brewery]
|Date||28 September 1997; 2 October 1997||ID||7250|
Scenes compiled for a documentary on the workings of Amberley Museum by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter. Shots are either mute or with sync sound showing a display of vintage steam engines and railway locomotives. Items include: a narrow gauge ride-on locomotive; several men cleaning a small traction engine; a young boy playing with model boats on a pond; [not included in online clip] the interior view of a shed, showing home appliances and a scenes at a brewery.
|Date||30 July 1997||ID||7246|
A compilation of scenes compiled for a documentary on the workings of Amberley Museum by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter. Shots are either mute or with sync sound.
[Amberley: Brockham Station; Municipal Engine House]
|Date||1 September 1997; 4 September 1997||ID||7248|
Scenes filmed at Amberley Museum, and the adjacent Brockham and Amberly Stations by B. C. Suter. Amberley's special exhibitions being advertised on a board followed by a compilation of shots of the roads leading to the museum, the entrance way and the adjacent railway stations at Brockham and Amberley. The final shot shows the mainline network railway at Amberley station with a train leaving the platform.
[Amberley: Motorcycles and Cars; Brockham]
Edited scenes compiled for a documentary on the workings of Amberley Museum by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter. Shots are either mute or with sync sound, and show a display of vintage motorcycles and cars on a courtyard, Morris dancers perform in hats of flowers and the museum's narrow gauge engines takes passengers along the narrow gauge railway line.
[Flight Talk: Project Aircraft]
A language teaching session, which revolves around the verbal communication exchanges between a pilot and a communication tower in both English and Arabic, produced by H. K. Lewenhak for Visnews.
Useful and Beautiful
Kerry Bosworth demonstrates the processes used at JCJ Potters in Stone Cross, East Sussex. The film, produced by amateur film-makers Harry Lederman and Alan Tutt in 2005, is narrated by the owner, Jonathan Chiswell Jones.
Jonathan Chiswell Jones, of JCJ Potters in Stone Cross, East Sussex, demonstrates the ancient art of lustreware pottery in this documentary by amateur film-makers Harry Lederman and Alan Tutt. Chiswell Jones throws, colours and glazes a christening bowl before it is decorated with the silver pigment and fired in the kiln. Produced in 2005, it won two prestigious awards at the British International Amateur Film Festival.
Trug makers Sarah Page and Tim Franks demonstrate how a traditional Sussex basket is made using sweet chestnut and willow, a craft that is under threat of extinction. The film, produced by amateur film-makers Harry Lederman and Alan Tutt in 2007, features footage of The Truggery from Screen Archive South East, filmed by F. P. Barnitt in the 1930s.
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