Collection David R. Durant Films
A collection of family films by Sussex based amateur film-maker David R. Durant. They include family holidays across Sussex, the West Country, Wales, Germany and France in the 1970s to early 1980s. The Sussex based collection also shows the wreck of Athena B on Brighton Beach and Durant's family at Chessington Zoo in the late 1970s. A series of transport films includes a car rally and several local air shows and displays.
|Collection ID||946||Reference code||BH 071210|
|Title||David R. Durant Films|
|Dates||1970s - 1980s|
|Production||David R. Durant|
|Materials||FILM Super 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Films in this collection:
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[Red Arrows Air Display Team; Air Show]
Film scenes from an air show that include the RAF Red Arrows air display team flying the Feathered Arrow manoeuvre; RAF Avro Lancaster Bomber and two flanking Spitfire (?), the Lancaster Bomber flying solo; two fighter jets - a Phantom and a delta wing Vulcan bomber (?); a Hawker Siddeley Nimrod type aircraft (XZ289?); Tornado Aircraft (?); RAF Harrier jump-jet demonstrating vertical takeoff, hover and flying in reverse; closing with several aircraft flying at height.
Red Arrows; Bluebell Railway
This short amateur film from the early 1980s features the RAF Red Arrows display team flying in 9 diamond formation followed by scenes of several steam locomotives on the Bluebell Railway, East Sussex. SE&CR engine (532 or 592?) with driver at a station; engine "30064" and another engine stationary on a track. The film returns to the air display with a stunt Hang Glider and the RAF Red Arrows Display Team in Typhoon-Viggen formation.
[Air Displays; Agricultural Show]
This film shows a series of aircraft taking part in an air display and scenes from an agricultural show with a ploughing contest and several light aircraft. The film closes with a demonstration from the RAF Red Arrows display team.
This compilation shows several children sitting on bench, a family group feeding ducks and pigeons in a park [?] followed by out of focus shots of a family group in a car and slow motion shots of a woman crossing a road. Brief shots of Old Town, Hastings Boating lake with yellow twin pedal boats; family group outing to a woodland, sitting on a rural farm gate and having a picnic in the countryside.
This film shows highlights from an Air Show display (Shoreham Airfield?) in the early 1980s.
Athena B shipwreck
An amateur film from 1980 featuring countryside scenes, the wreck of the 'Athena B' ship on Brighton beach, and brief shots of a Drag-car race; closing with several out of focus shots of birds on a pond.
|Date||[ca. late 1980s]||ID||7309|
This short amateur film shows a family visit to an air display during the late 1980s featuring: a F-15E Strike Eagle in the air and on the runway; family portraits of the children; a small fixed wing plane; (?); De Havilland DHC-8; De Havilland Canadan DHC-7-102 with landing gear down (?); a Helicopter; (shaky shots); Edgley EA-7 Optica; Swiss Cessna (?) light fixed wing aircraft in yellow; and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (?).
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