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[King's Mead School Sports, Outings and Recreational Activities; Army Artillery Display; Royal Navy Fleet]
|Date||[ca. 1928 - 1930]||ID||2955|
A compilation of amateur material showing the pupils of King's Mead Preparatory School engaged in a variety of recreational activities, and a flotilla of Royal Navy ships.
The Lunsford Co. Ltd
A portrait of a brick and tile manufacturer, made by an unknown amateur film-maker, possibly an employee of the company. The factory is shown inside and out; intertitles explain each scene.
[Building under construction]
Scenes of a construction site, in which corrugated iron panels and bricks are used to build a new structure, filmed in the 1930s.
[Family at Home and on Trips]
A Surrey family together in the garden at home on Frimley Road, Camberley, and on outings to the river and an airfield, on a picnic and a trip to the seaside and open air swimming pool, in the 1930s.
[Winget machinery compilation]
This film is a compilation of scenes filmed in connection with the Rochester-based manufacturing company Winget Ltd. Construction work features at the beginning of the film and is followed by shots of machinery in action; cranes, diggers, a hoist turntable, drills and a cement mixer.
[Tour: Australia Bridge]
This short film shows views of a city harbour (Sydney?) with workers constructing a bridge, seen from an elevated position. The camera pans across two men, talking on the bridge, to capture views of the landscape; showing boats, industrial structures, cranes and workers, against a backdrop of built up residential areas along the water.
[Building of New House]
Dr. Thomas Hately Macfie records in detail his new house being built, in typically grand and modern style, in Bognor Regis. His wife and daughter explore the construction site, and workers labour to finish the founations, first and second storey, roof and garden.
[Work on the River Thames Bridges; Reconstruction of Waterloo Bridge]
Waterloo bridge is seen under construction . A sign reads: 'London County Council, reconstruction of Waterloo Bridge'. There are scenes of buses and traffic, cranes and construction workers. Cargo boats pass on the river. Tram number '33' with a 'Guinness for Strength' advertisement passes by. Stone masonry work is carried out. A sign reads: 'We've Got to be Prepared'.
|Date||1934 - 1959||ID||4692|
This film compilation spans the three decades and shows changes taking place in the town before, during and after the Second World War. The film features the construction of a new lido in 1934, wartime scenes in the town, winter sledging and skiing in 1948, the Coronation parade in 1953, a circus with Elephants walking the streets and scenes of building work, demolition and traffic in the town.
Thatchers Old World Tea House
|Date||January - May 1934||ID||7712|
An amateur film from the 1934 documenting the construction and opening of 'Thatchers Old World Tea House' in East Horsley, Surrey. Various trades are seen hard at work during the construction of the building. The film also features the tea house after it was opened to the public; waitresses serve lunches to customers sitting in the garden.
British Home Design [Davis Estates Ltd]
A film by Davis Estates Ltd promoting their new suburban housing developments in the counties surrounding London. The film shows the building process and takes a tour of the new buildings and interiors. The local amenities and access to London by rail are emphasised along with the advantage of purchase over renting.
[The Royal Surrey County Hospital Fundraising Films]
Two films, one a short drama and one a factual film, from a pre-NHS era, both made to encourage the public to make donations and raise funds for the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
[Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction]
This intertitled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.
|Date||1937 - 1938||ID||3376|
Amateur film-maker Eric Sparks records the trains and stations of the Southern Railway Company, marking the moment when the first electrically powered trains traveled to Littlehampton and Bognor Regis in 1938. There is also colour footage of the Brighton Bell, images of maintenance being carried out on trains and carriages, bridge construction and the modern signal cabin at Brighton in operation.
Building of Penlee Point on Canterbury Road
This film charts the building of a large detached house on Canterbury Road near Ashford, from the laying of its foundations to the nearing of its completion. All of the work done on the house is manual. The film also includes aerial shots of the plot and surrounding land.
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