Collection Ding Dong Films pt 3
A collection of films from amateur film-maker Roy Bell, showing a series of local scenes and events in Kent during the 1950s and 1960s.
|Collection ID||577||Reference code||K 950000 / 1|
|Title||Ding Dong Films pt 3|
|Dates||1950s - 1960s|
|Production||Ding Dong Films Roy Bell|
|Access status||Copyright and access restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Amateur film-maker Roy Bell made many films under the guise 'Ding Dong Films'. His well-made productions include scenes and events in Kent during the 1950s and 1960s. His film Herne Bay on Ice (1963) captures the surprising event when the sea froze over. The film has an accompanying commentary about the images and the history of similar local events. Other films of his capture local church and village activities, such as in St. Mary the Virgin, Reculver - A New Chapter Begins (1962 - 1963), and provide portraits of the surrounding area, such as in Speeding the Thanet Way (1968?). Roy Bell’s film collection also includes footage of his 1961 wedding which was filmed by a friend, and scenes of his subsequent honeymoon in Bournemouth and the New Forest.
Films in this collection:
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The Great Storm 1953
Scenes of the devastation caused by the severe storms of winter 1953. This amateur film-maker’s record shows the rough seas still battering the coastline at Hampton. The film is intertitled throughout.
Herne Bay on Ice
A record of the time the sea froze in Herne Bay. The phenomenon occurred during the severe winter of 1963. The film-maker has added illustrated titles and his own commentary.
Speeding on the Thanet Way
Using time-lapse techniques, the film records a speeded-up journey along the length of the A299 Thanet way in Kent, traveling East to West, from St Nicholas at Wade to Brenley Corner. Filming both from the roadside and 'point-of-view' shots from the traveling car, the journey appears as a lightening fast ride through the Kent countryside.
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