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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.
The Magician's Wife Makes The Christmas Cake
|Date||[ca. late 1940s]||ID||759|
A magician's wife uses her husband's magic wand to help her remedy the mistakes she makes, and to overcome the obstacles she encounters, when making a Christmas cake. The film uses reverse-motion and trick editing in its portrayal of magic tricks.
[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.
Cinderella: A new version of an old story
A humourous, contemporary retelling of Cinderella, complete with ugly sisters, a fairy godmother and Prince Charming. The film was made by The Ashford Association Film Society and includes an early acting appearance by British radio and television presenter Robert 'Bob' Holness.
The Ashford Carnival and Shopping Week
|Date||8 - 12 October 1949||ID||753|
The Corn Exchange plays host to two events during The Ashford Carnival and Shopping Week. The first, the crowning of the Carnival Queen, takes place outside the building, watched by a large crowd. The second, the Grand Baby Show, takes place in the main hall where the young entrants are entertained by a man dressed as a baby.
Just The Ticket
A humourous fiction film made by The Ashford Association Film Society about a football fan's struggle to go to a Cup Tie at Wembley Stadium.
[Scenes of Kent Life. Ashford Carnival Week]
|Date||[1957 - 1967?]||ID||970|
An amateur film-maker tours Kent, capturing, in colour, the sights of the county - its settlements and countryside, tourist attractions and community events, transport links and coastline.
Way of the Stour
|Date||1967 - 1970||ID||4829|
This film follows the course of the Stour River or Great Stour, Kent from Egerton (Near Ashord) to Richborough Port (Sandwich) including: riverside scenes, old buildings, Chartham papermills, Canterbury castle and cathedral, the Hovis breadmill at Fordwich, apple orchards, an oast house, the colliery at Chislet and 'The Hugin' a Viking ship replica.
Channel Crossing for Blanco
This film shows a visit from a family friend/relative (?) 'Blanco', with scenes of a channel crossing, including a visit to a Second World War cemetery in France, a hop farm in Kent, and visits to various extended family and friends in the South East of England.
This Horsey Business
An amateur film promoting the joys of horse riding, featuring a local children’s gymkhana, crosscountry and three-day eventing, a hunt display, point-to-point races and showjumping. The film includes shots of HRH Princess Anne riding ‘Columbus’.
Maytime For Blanco
A compilation of family film capturing several social events and domestic scenes in the Maidstone area of Kent. These include a Bingo (?) or board games event at a village hall, views of local cricket and bowls matches on a playing field; street scenes around Maidstone prison, and domestic scenes in a garden.
The William Harvey Hospital
This amateur film with commentary tours the newly opened William Harvey Hospital in Kent, exploring the public and private areas of the large NHS institution.
Magda i Karoll - My Kochamy Was!
|Date||28 July - 4 August 1979||ID||5867|
This film shows a first visit to England for Magda and Karoll (a teenage brother and sister from Poland- some of their family are seen in TID 5865). The film shows tours of many locations in the South of England and visits to family and friends. Included are views of Rochester Castle, Allington Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dungeness, Ipswich, and various landmarks in London such as the Cenotaph and 10 Downing Street on Whitehall and Westminster Cathedral.
Bright Blue Sky for a Ceiling
A year in the life of Chiddingly sheep farmer Bob Whitehead, directed by Antony Penrose of Penrose Films Productions.
[School Gliding Club; Challenge Day; Animations; Retirement Party]
An amateur film of Chatham Technical School for Boys activities at the Kent Gliding Club, the school's first Challenge Day activities, a visit to the Sheerness Lifeboat and a construction site in Chatham.
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