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|Date||[ca. 1937]; 1939||ID||2573|
A compilation of films made by amateur cameraman Sid Horton showing the work of the fire brigade in Surrey and Sussex. Sid Horton went on to become one of the founding members of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
The Shooting of Dan McGrew; Day Trips for Hikers
Two amateur comedy dramas from the Eltham Cine Society. The first tells a story of a murderer who is captured, escapes and is captured again. The second has a group of walkers encounter mishaps as they take a picnic.
Ashford Hospital Appeal
A film by amateur film-maker Dr. Victor Don, advocating the important and costly work carried out by ambulance attendants, doctors, chemists, anesthetists and nurses at Ashford Hospital in Kent during 1937. A short narrative sequence opens the film, during which a man is taken to hospital after being hit by a car.
The Good Old Days
An animated 'wizard in the wall' shows an impatient banker how much easier life is with electrical appliances when he transports him back to his great great great grandfather's time, where there are no light bulbs or light switches, electric heaters or irons, no fridges and no hot baths. A film by Merton Park Studios, produced in 1938.
A film by Joseph Emberton of a skiing holiday with his wife in St. Moritz. They travel by train and watch ice skating, including the European Figure Skating champions Cecilia Colledge and Megan Taylor at the Chanterella ice rink. The Emberton's take skiing lessons and Joseph Emberton injures his leg and is taken to hospital.
The Last Year of Peace
|Date||1939 - 1940||ID||1104|
A compilation by a local amateur cameraman, portraying the passing from peace to wartime. Shot just prior to and during the first year of the Second World War, the film provides a snapshot of everyday life as it continued against the backdrop of the impending war, and signs of the war’s effects around the village.
|Date||1940 - 1945||ID||1637|
“A film commentary of Leatherhead District and the War”. Made over several years, this newsreel provides an overview of life and events in a Surrey town throughout the Second World War, focusing on fundraising and Civil Defence duties. Comprehensive intertitles introduce and explain each item.
Mrs Newlywed’s First Dinner
Made in the late 1940s this humorous amateur fiction film depicts a young wife who decides to cook fresh fish for dinner. After a series of culinary disasters she admits defeat and buys fish and chips from the chip shop.
[Air Raid Practice - Knoll School Hove]
Made by the Borough of Hove with wardens and officers of Hove’s Air Raid Precautions (ARP) ‘M’ Group, this film illustrates various school activities and classes and demonstrates the air raid drills undertaken in a Hove school. Intertitles precede each scene.
The Last Chord: The Life Story of a Merchant Seaman
A fictionalised account of the life of a young merchant seaman, which includes footage of his wedding. The crew of the RNLI lifeboat 'Charles Cooper Henderson' rescue him after he is shipwrecked, causing great relief to his wife and child. The poetic images were originally edited to a classical score; a similar score has been reinstated for the online version.
Civilians in Uniform
The town of Leatherhead’s pride in its contribution on the home front is demonstrated here in this reconstruction of the activities of the local Civil Defence organisation. The spoken narrative describes the duties undertaken by the Services.
New Faces Come Back
This partially-dramatised documentary traces the story of Jim, a flight engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force who was badly burned during a Second World War aircraft accident. Jim undergoes reconstructive surgery and social rehabilitation at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. His experiences earn him membership in the notorious Guinea Pig Club.
A short film featuring the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) headquarters and the lifeboat station at Shoreham-by-Sea.
Chance in a Lifetime
|Date||[ca. late 1940s]||ID||756|
A fictional film made by The Ashford Association Film Society which tells the changing fortunes of two bricklayers. The changes are caused by ill-health and by betting on the football pools and horse-racing.
[St John's Ambulance Brigade]
|Date||[ca. late 1940s]||ID||760|
A young girl is inspired to volunteer for the St John's Ambulance service when her father is injured falling from a tree. Adult St John Ambulance workers are also briefly filmed providing first aid to the victim of a motorbike accident, and to an injured miner. The sequences are all staged for the camera.
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