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Fire in Their Eyes
|Date||[ca. 1937]; 1968; [ca. 1978]||ID||3106|
Archive footage of the Haywards Heath Fire Brigade just prior to the Second World War is followed by images of vintage fire engines and of fire service demonstrations at Expo Sussex '68; an Open Day at Haywards Heath Fire Station in the 1970s; local fires; and the International Fire Training Centre in Gloucestershire.
[Parades; Games; Camp]
An edited film of St George's Day parades by West Sussex district Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides through the Haywayds Heath, Balcombe, Slaugham areas, on route to or following church services. Other scenes include several Guiding or Scout camp events, sporting activities using local school grounds and parades with company standards, flags and marching bands.
[Galas; Parades; Rallies]
This film shows a series of St George's Day Parades, County Camps, a troop of Scouts building a Nissen hut and individual Scout and Guide troop events from across the Mid-Sussex region.
[Scout Hut Celebration; Competition at Ardingly; Camp at Small Dole]
This colour shows several rural camps and gatherings of Scout packs at Bolney, Ashenground, Haywards Heath, Ardingly and Small Dole. The camps are inter-cut with shots of flowering plants and flowers in woodlands.
Garden; Archers; Balcombe Road]
A film showing a group of Guiding leaders in a garden [out of focus], followed by a group of Brownies and Guides being presented with awards by a member of the cast from the BBC Radio programme 'The Archers', closing with portrait shots and a parade [out of focus due to a storm]. The final film shows a group of Scouts doing exercises and gymnastics in a garden, followed by afternoon tea and jousting style games using a wheelbarrow.
[Scout Camp; Cricket]
This film shows a Cub Scout camp near Ardingly, with the boys putting up tents and messing about by pretending to use a pile of tents as a high-jump landing mat. A Scout leader is seen doing his laundry in a bucket. The Scouts and families are shown playing a game of cricket and eating a meal, whilst two older Boy Scouts attempt to fix a car in a field (CS 3488).
Midsummer Day: A Children’s Fantasy
|Date||[ca. mid 1950s]||ID||3912|
This amateur fictional film is about a young boy and girl who take their dog for a walk in the countryside where they encounter a number of mystical creatures. As they walk through a field the dog injures its paw. Unsure what to do, the children are approached by an Elf and a Sprite who take them to see the Pan who heals the dog's paw.
Their Californian Cousin
An amateur fiction film in which a teenage American girl, on a visit to her British relatives, finds it hard to adapt to life on their West Sussex farm. The film-maker was a founding member of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
[HH Cub & Scouts Camp]
This edited film shows a series of scenes featuring the 1st Haywards Heath Wolf Cubs and Boy Scouts in a field camp, playing sports and preparing several meals - one with a clay oven. The film also shows a family group posing for portraits in a domestic garden and closes with a compilation of shots of several flowers in a garden.
[Sussex Show at Ardingly]
A short amateur film featuring numerous displays from the Sussex Show at Ardingly during the 1960s.
[Bees; Cambridge; Visit to Tonbridge]; Expo Sussex '68
|Date||[ca. 1966; 1968]||ID||3122|
The first of these two amateur films contains home movie footage of a bees nest, the historic buildings of Cambridge and a family gathering in the garden of a large house. The second film presents images from Expo Sussex '68, an outdoor exhibition of local interest, including vintage motor vehicles, hot air balloons, bellringers and a helicopter display.
An experimental film which includes a series of spilt images throughout. The images appear as two circular pictures horizontally placed side by side. Scenes include a child playing, fairground rides, gardens and lakes at Wakehurst Place and the miniature railway at Hove Park.
Away With the Wind
'Famous balloonists' at the Expo Sussex 1968 show their wares. Preparation work to get the balloons ready showing various teams in action. Hydrogen hot air balloons are filled and there is 'Afternoon Rope flying for the lucky few'. A balloon is seen taking off at Ardingly and various balloons seen in the air with spectators watching the spectacle.
Under the guise of a couple looking for a house in the Sussex countryside, the film shows the villages of Lindfield, Ditchling, Cuckfield, Fletchling, Horsted Keynes, Hurstpierpoint, Ardingly and Balcombe. The narrator talks about the history of each village .
Ardingly Horse Show
The Ardingly Horse Show of 1968 features in this amateur film. The film includes shots of a marching band, jumpers with hounds, and horses pulling carts and wagons. The film ends with shots of Red Devil Parachutists descending from the sky above the show ground.
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