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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Would You Like To Take A Walk?
This titled film compilation shows a series of visits to friends and family (Paul and Will Ingwersen ?) followed by a compilation of walks and outings. These include a walk along a canal, a visit to Matfield Village for the village fair with a dog show and Knobbly Knees contest; and a tour of the Kent countryside (North Downs) to visit the the Neolithic tombs of Kit's Coty House and Little Kit's Coty House. The final scenes shows bedding plants in a garden (out of focus).
Four Days in June
An edited and titled film showing a tour, with family friends, of various sites in Glouchestershire and Worchestershire. The film shows views of Evesham, Winchcombe pottery, and the historic Fleece Inn at Bretforton, and includes scenes of folk dancing, Morris Men, and a religious ceremony (possibly communion?).
An edited and titled film showing views of various domestic and formal gardens including Waddesdon Manor, its gardens and aviary (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire), and Cliveden Estate (Taplow, Buckinghamshire).
Return to Castle Bemrose
An edited and titled film of scenes from various days out in the Home Counties, including Ivinghoe Beacons (Chiltern Hills), Mentmore Towers, Stonor Park (Henley-on-Thames) and Whipsnade Zoo (Dunstable), including tea in the car park.
|Date||[ca. 1982 - 1985 ?]||ID||5909|
A titled compilation of travelogue films touring the seaside resorts of Paignton, Torbay and Torquay in Devon as a memorial tribute to a family pet Border Collie dog named Jess. The film also includes views of a foot road race, a man on top of a metal container that is being moved by a crane, beach and harbour scenes, visits to several rural village churches and several train journeys.
Bed, Board and Bath
An edited and titled film showing a trip to Bath, with views of the Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, The Circus and Royal Crescent. Also shown are scenes at various points along the journey, including the Ham Bridge over the River Teme and the Eckington Bridge over the River Avon, ending with a visit to see friends.
|Date||26-27 August 1984; 1984||ID||5908|
This film shows a series of visits to notable landmarks and historic buildings in the home counties including Uffington castle and the 'Horse and Vintage Vehicle Show', Oxfordshire; The Mill at Sonning; Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Northampton); Tower Bridge and Pool of London at St Katharine's Dock; Windsor Great Park with Leptis Magna monuments and Memorials, Berkshire; and the Charles Dickens Centre and Chalet in Rochester.
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