Collection Wilf Green
A collection of films by Wilfred Green showing his travels through Communist Eastern European and Russian countries. The collection also includes domestic family scenes and outings across the Home Counties and the South East of England - Kent, East and West Sussex.
|Collection ID||828||Reference code||K 060206|
|Dates||1961 - 1979|
|Materials||FILM DOCUMENTATION MODERN SLIDES Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of films from the 1960s to 1980s follows Wilfred Green's family and friends in a series of travelogues on annual trips to Eastern European countries that includes several visits to Poland and to SFR Yugoslavia (now: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovinia, Montenegro). They also visited Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Russia, and Czechoslovakia (now: Czech Republic & Slovakia). Events of note include: the Third National Spartakiade held at the Strahov Stadium and the parade in Wenceslas Square in Prague; a visit to the Red Square (Basilica, Kremlin, State Museum); various displays at the Cosmos Pavilion; and aerospace exhibitions at the VDNKh metro station in, Moscow. The collection also includes several trips made by the group to Belgium, to visit military war graves and cemeteries.
Alongside the travel films, the collection includes family visits, celebrations, holidays and outings in and around their home towns of Maidstone and Aylesbury, Kent. Wider trips include castles, stately homes, gardens and seaside resorts across the Home Counties and South West coast of England.
Films in this collection:
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Blanco, Episode Nine
|Date||24 July 1976 [?]||ID||5845|
This colour film shows a visit from a family friend/relative (?) Blanco, with scenes of visits to friends and relatives in the Maidstone area. The film also details a trip to Folkestone, visiting the bandstand and the seafront. Followed by scenes of the Maidstone Carnival and at Leeds Castle, Maidstone.
Rickmansworth and Other Stately Homes
An edited and titled film showing visits to various locations around England, including London, Maidstone, Rickmansworth, Oxford and Rochester. There are views of historical sites and locations including Allington Castle, Leeds Castle, Cardinal Cap Alley, the Alternative (Communist) "People's Jubilee" festival in The Great Hall at Alexandra Palace; interior views of Hatfield House; Hever Castle; and views over Rochester.
Jess of the Seven Hills
An amateur travelogue film visitng the South Coast of Devon, including Torquay, Brixham; Bovey Tracey; Teignmouth; along with Meadfoot beach, Cockington Village in Torquay and the seafront at Torbay.
We Don’t Do These Things Every Day
This is a compilation of: a domestic family film; a short travelogue film of the Stefan Batory ship in Tilbury Dockyard; the seaside resorts of Torquay and Brighton in late summer; and a winter wedding at St Peter's Church in Ditton.
A travelogue film showing a holiday to the Kent villages of Brenchley, Matfield, Sissinghurst, Beltring, and Paddock Wood. Scenes include tours on foot showing local houses, churches and public houses (pubs), several adults landscaping a domestic garden and the group visiting a garden centre to purchase plants.
Another Week With Jess [Devon Holiday]
A travelogue film showing a tour of a selction of attractions and religious buildings in Stoney Cross, Torquay, Plymouth,Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor, Stoke Fleming, Exeter and Shaftesbury.
Play it Again, Blanco
A compilation of domestic family and street scenes and a travelog of several outings and visits to Tunbridge Wells, with brief shots of a military parade and demonstration at a Barracks (?).
The Cambridge Caper [Spring Bank Holiday]
An edited and titled travelogue film of a group trip to Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, showing scenes at Burghley House (Stamford, Lincolnshire), Ely Cathedral and views of Ely Town (Cambridgeshire). The film also includes views of the historical sights of Cambridge - the University, Punting on the River Cam, Tennyson Statue in Trinity College Chapel, and the Holy Sepulchre church. The film ends with a car journey and scenes at a residential house.
Another Year, Another Voyage
A travelogue film of another cruise from England to Poland, culminating in a visit to Warsaw. The film includes scenes aboard the Polish Ocean Lines ship TSS Stefan Batory, with brief stops in Rotterdam (?). The majority of the film shows views of Warsaw - the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier, Saski Gardens, the Old Town Market (Rynek Starego Miasta), the Royal Castle, City Walls and the group visiting friends. An earlier similar trip can be seen in TID: 5843
A family travelogue film showing visits to a range of tourist sites, stately homes, gardens and events travelling through Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, then around Cambridge, Buckinghamshire, Kent and London.
Magda i Karoll - My Kochamy Was!
|Date||28 July - 4 August 1979||ID||5867|
This film shows a first visit to England for Magda and Karoll (a teenage brother and sister from Poland- some of their family are seen in TID 5865). The film shows tours of many locations in the South of England and visits to family and friends. Included are views of Rochester Castle, Allington Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dungeness, Ipswich, and various landmarks in London such as the Cenotaph and 10 Downing Street on Whitehall and Westminster Cathedral.
Three From Warsaw
Title: "Three From Warsaw". The film shows several locations in central London and Bearsted in Kent. Scenes of London include The Palace of Westminster, London street scenes, and a Policeman standing outside 10 Downing Street. The group also visit a fete on Bearsted Green showing several stalls and hot air balloons being inflated. The film-maker captures excerpts of programmes off the television and films a walk by a lake in a park.
Every Day’s a Holiday
An edited and titled film showing visits to various locations around England, and to Calais in France. Including scenes at Allington, Rye, Dover, Kingsnorth, Brighton, the Malvern Hills, Windsor and Eton. With views of historical sites such as Allington Castle, the Landgate at Rye, The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, the Town Hall in Calais, Hidcote Manor and Gardens, Woburn Abbey and Windsor Castle.
Happy Endings Begin Here
|Date||1981; 1983 (?); 1984||ID||5899|
This edited and titled film compiles footage taken over several years. The film shows a family wedding and reception (in Elstree), followed by later footage of the couple with a baby, and later still (the child is now a toddler) a visit from a cousin from America. There is a family gathering in London, visiting the sights at Lambeth, on the South Bank, and at St Katharine's' Dock - Pool of London (Dickens Inn). End title reads: 'And this is NOT the End'
Some Corner of a Foreign Field
An edited and titled travelogue film depicting a trip to Belgium, beginning with scenes of a visit to the grave of a relative at Woods Cemetery (First World War Allies Cemetery). The film also includes views of the St. Paul & St. Peter's Church in Ostend, the town of Damme, and the many historical sites of Bruges, including the Belfry, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a canal boat ride, the Markt Square and Provincial Court.
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