This special programme takes us on an archive film tour of Maidstone and district from the 1930s to the 1960s. The films, all drawn from the collection of Screen Archive South East, feature:
▪️the parade of Maidstone industries led by the Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor G. Tyrwhitt Drake (c. 1930)
▪️ auctioneers at work at the livestock market (1932)
▪️ the River Medway and its course through Aylesford Bridge, Allington Lock and East Farleigh (c. 1935)
▪️ a visit to Harold Potter, the miller at Chegworth Watermill (1946)
▪️ the Kent Show of 1951 (in colour) at Mote Park
▪️ the work of the Maidstone and District Motor Services
▪️ street scenes and landmarks from the 1960s.
Many of these films have never been seen before in public. SASE works in partnership with Kent Archives to collect, preserve, digitise, research and promote moving images made in Kent and the region.
Tickets: £10 each (includes refreshments)
To book: ☎️03000 42 06 73