Title ID 9729Collection ID1232
TitleWhitgift Newsreel
CollectionTomes Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionNewsreel/News
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsArmed Forces Buildings Children Commemorative Events Communities Education Film Making Interiors Parades Roads Sport Swimming Urban Areas Uniforms
RegionalGreater London Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRichard Tomes
CameraGilbert Tomes
NarratorRichard Tomes
Format16mm Black & White Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This black and white school newsreel film, shows highlights of significant school events during the Lent Term as produced by The Whitgift Film Unit. The film is narrated and accompanied by music throughout, with opening and closing titles.


This film provides highlights of events that includes the senior school prize-giving ceremonies presented by Sir John Cockcroft in the main school hall, several 'house' drill competitions from the groups of the Uniformed Combined Cadet Force and the opening of the new squash courts in the sports block, with shots of the competitive swimming and distance running events.

The next sequence shows the school Drum Corp. Scouts and cadets escorting the school boys and teachers to the School Founders Day church service at Croydon Minster. The group parade through the streets of South Croydon, stopping at Croydon Minster where crowds are waiting outside for them to arrive. The school group are dressed in uniform and traditional collegiate black gowns.

The final section of the film shows highlights of the school Sports Day event with shots of track and field events. The film is narrated and accompanied by music throughout with opening and closing titles.