Title ID 7247Collection ID876
Title[Amberley: Motorcycles and Cars; Brockham]
CollectionB. C. Suter
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWorking Life Transport
KeywordsMotor Vehicles Cars Railways Outings Transport Trains
LocalAmberley Brockham
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionB. C. Suter
CameraB. C. Suter
FormatColour Sound
Duration3 min. 48 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Edited scenes compiled for a documentary on the workings of Amberley Museum by amateur film-maker B. C. Suter. Shots are either mute or with sync sound, and show a display of vintage motorcycles and cars on a courtyard, Morris dancers perform in hats of flowers and the museum's narrow gauge engines takes passengers along the narrow gauge railway line.


Vintage motorcycles cover the grass verges of Amberley Museum. Visitors inspect vintage cars on display nearby.

The scene cuts to a compilation of in-camera edited scenes showing a troop of Morris dancers in brightly coloured costumes with bells on their shoes. They perform a Morris dance to a drum and an accordion being played.

A traction engine passes by a sign for the "Pottery and Brick Drying Shed". A small yellow engine (a 1905 -built Bagnall 2-4-0T 1781) signed: "Polar Bear" moves along the track on the Amberley narrow gauge railway, before a railway worker attaches several carriages to the back for visitors to ride on. Shots return to a display of vintage dark coloured cars parked on a hard standing next to the railway line (Brockham Museum rolling stock based at Amberley?)