Surrey on Film is a fascinating compilation video, available on VHS and DVD, which draws on films from the Screen Archive South East collection. It was jointly produced in partnership with the Surrey History Service. The edited compilation traces community life in the county from peacetime through the trauma of two World Wars and closes with the Coronation celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Among the films included are clips from: a parade in Godalming in 1913 (one of the earliest surviving films of a Surrey town); women war workers in Shackleford during the First World War; Reigate Borough Carnival (1926); Empire Day at the Southern Railway Servant’s Orphanage, Woking (1933); George V Silver Jubilee celebrations in Walton on Thames and Hersham (1935); The Emberton Family of Chobham in 1936 and 1938; Walton’s March for Victory (1941); The Surrey Land Club (c.1942); The Gowlland Family of Croydon (1944-1945); Leatherhead and District Civil Defence (c.1946); and Horley Cricket Club Coronation Fete (1953).
The DVD can be viewed at Public Libraries around Surrey or purchased from the Surrey History Centre