Title ID 379Collection ID246
Title1. Winter Sports & Flower Show; 2. School trip to Newhaven; 3. Annual Sports 1967
Date[ca. 1964 - 1967]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
KeywordsBoats Bridges Coasters (ships) Children Ferries Harbours Plants Railway steamers Ships Winter
LocalLewes Newhaven Rodmell
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMrs. Trimbey (school teacher)
CameraMrs. Trimbey
FormatColour Silent
Duration33 min. 20 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Film 1: Footage of Rodmell covered in snow during winter. At the flower show, flowers, vegetables and crafts are displayed. There are also traditional games and attractions. Film 2: A school trip to Newhaven. There is footage of British Railways' Marine Woorkshop and vessels laid up for the winter. Film 3: Footage from a school sports day. Spectators watch the races and prize-giving at the end.


FILM 1: Main title is a brief animation of a skier. Winter scenes depicting children playing in the snow. We see the church and village covered in thick snow. Children build a snowman. There is a garden and springtime flowers. Footage of the “Rodmell Flower Show” includes a band playing, archery, farm animals and attractions such as a coconut shy. A tent exhibition displays flowers, vegetables and crafts. There are children on a field trip in the South Downs. Children return from the show carry vegetables and flowers.

FILM 2: Scenes of a bus ride. Panning shot of Newhaven east quays showing British Railways' Marine Wokshops and sheer legs, which were used to lift heavy machinery into and out of vessels under repair. Vessels would be sailed at high tide onto a gridiron adjacent to the workshops; once the tide had ebbed the grid provided a stable, dry working surface for operations on the ship's keel. Sand and gravel working is shown on West Quay, where a grab picks up loads and deposits them in a waiting lorry, which is shown driving away. The harbour tug ‘Meeching’, Isle of Wight paddle steamer ‘Ryde’ and car ferry ‘Normannia’ are shown laid up for the winter. Newhaven usually hosted a number of winter lay-ups at this time. Traffic and pedestrians pass over the old swing bridge, which carried the main A259 coast road over the River Ouse. Cranes are shown at work on North Quay in the background. The bridge turns, with men operating the capstan. The coaster ‘Rockstone’ passes through to North Quay. The bridge is turned back by the capstan and pedestrians stream across. Swans groom themselves. Animated "end" title of a seaside painting.

FILM 3: Poster for “Annual Sports 1967, Dripping Pan Lewes”. There is footage of a school sports day. Visitors watch races from the hill. Trophies are presented at the end. Animated "end" title saying "Interval”.