Collection London Road School


A collection of films by Headmaster Mr A. C. Barnden of Oakmeeds School in Burgess Hill, comprising several films for use in the schools classrooms.

Collection ID417Reference codeWS 020930 / 1
TitleLondon Road School
Dates1940s - 1970s
ProductionHeadmaster: A.C. Barnden
MaterialsFILM 16mm Audio
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


Mr A. C. Barnden, headmaster of London Road School in Burgess Hill, made several films in the late 1940s and 1950s. The films were intended for use in the classroom and demonstrate a keen interest in capturing and conveying local rural industry subjects, as shown in A Bottle of Milk (ca.1947), Haytime (1949?), and About Horse Shoes (1949). The collection also includes instructional items such as Making a Film and Making a Single Section Book (ca. 1953). Mr Barnden also recorded school activities such as sports days, school trips and plays. The collection also features a series of commercially made films on educational topics.
The London Road School collection consequently illustrates the educational role that film could play in schools, where they acted as audio-visual supporting material in the classroom.

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