Title ID 3383Collection ID44
Title[Local History West Sussex]
Date1964-1981 [box]
CollectionVic Mitchell
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fiction
KeywordsBuildings Cars Handicrafts Motor Vehicles Roads
LocalWest Sussex. Chichester. Midhurst. Fittleworth. Dartmoor. East Marden. Easebourne.
RegionalWest Sussex Devon
NationalUnited Kingdom England
ProductionVic Mitchell [?]
CameraVic Mitchell [?]
FormatColour Silent
Duration12min. 05 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Film documenting local buildings and streets in the 1960s and 1970s. The film visits Easebourne and Chichester; then Midhurst showing the local buses and postman's deliveries; Fittleworth scenes include the coal merchant; the Shipley and High Salvington Windmills; A snow plough in East Marden and a Steam Roller; ending with bunting in the streets of Easebourne.


The film starts with footage from 1964 showing farm buildings and instructions on usage of a farm implement in Pendean. At Easebourne village the 'Private Byepass Bridge' is shown. The film then moves to Chichester in 1965 where the busy streets and the Market Cross are shown. A tour of Midhurst shows the streets and traffic, shops, busses and the postman on his rounds. A Leather worker is shown crafting a saddle. In 1966 in Fittleworth, the Coal man, J. Strudwick, is seen at work. Scenes from 1971 show the exterior of the Cobblers shop in, Knockhundred Row, Midhurst. Then scenes of two working windmills are showing: Shipley Mill and High Salvington Mill.

Also In 1971 the film-maker captured scenes of heavy snow around East Marden and the snowplough working to clear it from the roads. A working Marshall Steam Roller (1925-1983 PX 2690) belonging to West Sussex County Council, is shown briefly. The film ends with bunting in the streets of Easebourne in 1981 to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.