Collection Ray Young


This varied collection by amateur film-maker Ray Young profiles a series of family outings, model speed boat competitions, working films and local events in and around the Hailsham, Eastbourne and Hastings areas of East Sussex. The collection also includes two experimental sound-based films edited to commercial music and sound effects.

Collection ID775Reference codeES 051019
TitleRay Young
Dates1940s - 1970s
ProductionRay Young
MaterialsFILM Standard 8mm FILM EQUIPMENT
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


This collection, dating from the late 1940s to the 1970s, was created by Ray Young, as an independent amateur film-maker as well an active member of the Eastbourne Cine Group. The collection features a series of local events in East Sussex that includes: an Agricultural Show in Eastbourne; making bailer twine in Hailsham and a Cine club film from an outdoor Lido at St Leonards-on-Sea. The film-maker also documents family visits further afield to London, Windsor, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

The wider collection also includes: a series of late 1940s post-war domestic family scenes in Hastings, a trip to the "Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles" [Expo 58] and two experimental sound based films (edited to commercial music and effects soundtrack) entitled: "On The Record" and "Sounds Effective".

Films in this collection:

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