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Festival of Britain at Canterbury
|Date||18 July - 10 August 1951||ID||824|
Events celebrating the Festival of Britain in Canterbury during July and August 1951, including a 'Festival Service' at the Cathedral, a visit from the Duchess of Kent, a parade through the town and a cricket match.
Pennies. School Trip to Switzerland
'Pennies' is a cautionary story about the importance of road safety. Two boys on a bike are hit by a car. One boy is killed and the other injured. His class give pennies to the teacher for funeral flowers. The second film (not online) 'School Trip to Switzerland' follows a group of children as they learn about the Swiss way of life and explore the countryside.
Festival Celebrations In Canterbury
|Date||18 July - 10 August 1951||ID||11628|
This film shows events celebrating the Festival of Britain in Canterbury during July and August 1951, including a festival service at the Cathedral, scenes of the exhibition in the City centre, and finally a procession of historical tableau and scenes from Kent's history.
A Garden of Beautiful Roses
This film shows girls playing outside at Barcombe Place, East Sussex, which was a Barnardo's Home for girls in the late 1940s and 1950s, before becoming a mixed home until the early 1970s. This film has been edited for online.
An extended and intertitled film showing two boys going on an outing to Hastings, visiting the gardens at White Rock with views of Hastings Pier, Pavilion and Bandstand; followed by an outing to the Pett Levels on a bus.
[Christening Party; Gardening]
This colour and black and white film shows scenes of Frances's christening party with a large family party in the garden where the children play. The second film shows shots of the children including: Valery riding on a pony, Peg and Michael in the garden, and mixed shots of baby Frances.
Horley Coronation Fete
|Date||30 May 1953||ID||2392|
The 1953 coronation celebrations are illustrated in this colour film of a village fete made by a local amateur cine enthusiast. The film features races, sideshows and stalls, pony rides, a fancy dress competition, a 'baby show' and visitors to the fete having tea and sandwiches.
The Adventures of Tom, Dick and Harry
Educational film about road safety. The film is in three sections: what happened, what might have happened, and what should have happened.
Winner Takes All
Two young men fall in love with the winner of a local 'talent and personality contest' in this amateur fiction film. They compete in a range of sports, making a gentleman's agreement which will see the overall winner claiming the woman's hand. Their total dedication to the competition however allows for another suitor to step in and wed the woman.
A drama about a bomb plot against Tunbridge Wells Cricket Ground, during Cricket Week.
[Domestic Garden; Isle of Wight; HMS Venus; Birthday; Seaside]
This film shows the Linehan family at home [not included in online clip] on their son's birthday and on an outing to the seaside. The second part [included in clip] shows a visit to the HMS Venus moored in the Solent at Southampton.
[Donkey Ride; Cycling; Pets]
This intertitled film shows several children trying ride two donkeys. This is followed by the children riding a selection of bicycle and tricycles and views of their pets - two Guinea Pigs and a mouse.
[Family Events 1956]
Film of the Gowlland family on various outings in the Spring and Summer of 1956. The film shows a trip to Tonbridge at Easter and countryside walks. The family then travel to Canterbury and visit relatives. In May they watch the Cambridge 'May Bumps' rowing race, watch a polo match and visit the Newforest. They hold a garden party at home, watch the London to Brighton Veteran car run, visit a Mink Farm and watch a cricket match.
[Going to Work]
Various scenes filmed by Ernest Shippam in the 1950s showing employees arriving at the Shippam factory on bicycles. There are several street scenes filmed from one of the buildings, followed by family portraits taken in their garden on Crawley Road. The shots have some fogging throughout, with various degrees of effect.
[Children from Ockenden Venture [?]: Twins]
|Date||1956 - 1957||ID||7071|
Scenes of Ockenden children at the beach in the 1950s.
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