Collection Tunbridge Wells / Regency Film Unit
The Tunbridge Wells Amateur Film Unit produced many amateur dramas and factual films in the 1950s &1960s.
|Collection ID||172||Reference code||K 000324 / 5|
|Title||Tunbridge Wells / Regency Film Unit|
|Dates||1950s - 1960s|
|Production||Edwards, Mr. David . (Member of Regency Film Unit) Tunbridge Wells Amateur Film Unit. Name change to Regency Film Unit (George Fry. Stuart Gow.)|
|Materials||FILM 16mm 9.5mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
The Tunbridge Wells Amateur Film Unit produced many high quality amateur dramas as well as factual films covering scenes and events in and around Tunbridge Wells during the 1950 and 1960s. The group also made films under the name of the Regency Film Unit. The name of the group was changed to the Regency Film Unit when they met in a room of the same name. Their films Round the Town (1950s) and A View of the Wells (ca.1960) offer creative and well-structured portraits of the town of Tunbridge Wells and its residents. Other films record events such as fetes and parades, agricultural shows and firework displays.
Their fictional films offer amusing amateur dramas on subjects as varied as a bomb plot against the cricket club, a 'Cowboys and Indians' style drama filmed amongst the sandstone rocks on Tunbridge Wells common, and amusing consequences of incompetent administering of first aid.
Films in this collection:
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[Journey to North Africa]
Amateur footage of a journey by boat to North Africa and of holiday excursions once there.
This amateur cine club film shows scenes of people enjoying events of the annual fete and fireworks in Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells.
Scenes from the an agricultural show at Eridge Show Ground near Tunbridge Wells.
Round the Town
The film follows a cine camera man as he films scenes around the town of Tunbridge Wells, including Trinity Church, the Town Hall, the Opera House, the Pantiles, Chalybeate Spring and scenes of floats from the Tunbridge Wells Festival procession.
Various every day activities shown in reverse motion.
A drama about a man who goes fishing and meets a girl but they go their separate ways.
A drama about a man who goes for an interview but things take a very strange turn.
Is there a Doctor?
A drama about a woman who reads a little about first aid, spots a man who falls over in the street and makes a very bad job of bandaging him up.
Odd Man In
A drama about a man with no money in Tunbridge Wells who tries various modes of transport and finishes at a cricket match.
Dead Man’s Gold
A ‘Cowboys and Indians’ western style drama filmed at High Rocks, Groombridge near Tunbridge Wells. Two ‘cowboys’ take gold from a dead man, fight each other over whether to help an injured woman or leave with the gold, and are ambushed and killed by Apaches.
A ‘chase’ drama about a man and woman who are locked out of their house and need a ladder.
Football Supporters Club Gala & Fete
|Date||2 June 1952||ID||796|
Various scenes at a gala at Eridge Show ground including a parade, dancing, a cowboy display by Cal McCord, and fun races.
A drama about a bomb plot against Tunbridge Wells Cricket Ground, during Cricket Week.
A View of the Wells
A film made by the Regency Film Unit of Tunbridge Wells, following people and scenes around Tunbridge Wells in the early 1960s. Many of the scenes make visual connections to form a loose narrative. Please note the Turkish Baths sequence features nudity.
The Turn of the Card
A drama about a game of cards which ends in violence.
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