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A compilation filmed by a local cine society showing events around Brighton, Hove and Southwick.
Plant Hire 1952
An amateur record with intertitles of some of the machinery hired out by William F. Rees Plant Department during 1952. Bulldozers, excavators and rollers are seen working on numerous projects, including road surfacing at Crawley New Town.
[Reigate headquarters building developments]
This short amateur film features the redevelopment of Surrey Fire Brigade Headquarters, Croydon Road, Reigate. The estate is seen prior the redevelopment, with cricket pitch and numerous outbuildings. New buildings are seen being erected.
Home From Home
An amateur fiction film in which a pair of ghosts search for new lodgings when their home is demolished for new housing. The film uses superimposition and other editing devices to depict the paranormal goings-on.
Filming in Sussex
Scenes filmed by R. C. Johnson and his son R. W. Johnson in and around Chichester and Arundel in 1955, on the shoreline and sailing at Dell Quay [?], at a Gala Day in Chichester, aftermath of a helicopter crash, in the family garden and Old Steine gardens in Brighton, visiting the headland at Beachy Head with the SS Germania grounded off the coast, closing with scenes of a wedding party outside a church.
A New Town Story
This amateur film captures the community-centred ethos in the fledgling New Town of Crawley. An accompanying script was read aloud at screenings.
Electricity in your Garden
A film made for the British Electrical Development Association in 1956, advocating the use of electricity to heat soil and air for propagators and beds in your vegetable garden, and electric tools to make working in your garden easier and more efficient. Roy Hay talks the viewer through the development of his year long gardening project at Hurtmore Farmhouse in Compton, Surrey, aided greatly by the use of electricity.
[Cricket; Pontins Wick Ferry]
This two-part film shows the family eating a meal with the South Bersted Cricket team on a playing field, followed by a family holiday to the Pontins resort of Wick Ferry.
[Lusaka; Victoria Falls]
This extended family film shows: domestic scenes at a rural village; scenes from an agricultural show; a school sports day; traditional Pit sawing of Muputu wood; a visit by HM The Queen Elizabeth, II and HM Elizabeth,The Queen Mother, plus other royal family members to Lusaka [?]; a visit to the Victoria Falls; the family at a pool; a series of model trains going through tunnels (?); and a group of older adults in portrait.
[Passing Out Parades of West Sussex Cadets]
This short film shows a passing out parade of the West Sussex Cadets, a compilation of snow covered trees and plants, and the raising of the spire on top of St Mary's Church, Southgate. The film ends with a portrait shot of a man and a woman sat in deck chairs in a garden.
What’s My Line?
|Date||[ca. late 1950s - early 1960s]||ID||7039|
A detailed exploration of one man's hobby and his fastidious attention to detail. This amateur documentary about the film-maker's hobby of "0" gauge model railways shows the design and build of his own line in his garden in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). The film includes the construction of the track from concrete, building the intricate locomotives and carriages. The film has a detailed voice-over narrative and instrumental music throughout.
|Date||August 1958 - 1960||ID||7732|
This edited film shows events and family scenes as captured by Maurice Puttock, showing family life in Lusaka (now Zambia) in the late 1950s. Scenes include several noted visits from HM Elizabeth The Queen Mother and HM The Queen, Elizabeth II among others. It also shows birthdays and work trips to see the building of the Kariba Dam.
Stand 57: Sussex County Agricultural Show at Eastbourne
|Date||15-16 July 1959||ID||5459|
A narrated film showing the construction of the Louis G. Ford Ironmongers stand (no. 57) at the Sussex County Agricultural Show held in Eastbourne (Hampden Park). A group of men lift and set a 50FT "Dexion" slotted angle metalwork frame tower, and dress the stand for the show. Scenes include panoramic shots of an empty field from the top of the tower, followed by views of a busy show ground with public visiting the trade stalls during the show.
Universal Uncle no. 6 [Refugee Camps] [History of Writing?]
|Date||[1959 - 1960?]||ID||7059|
A reporter from Southern Television follows Peter Woodeye on a trip through refugee camps in Germany from Jersey to Lyubech. Included is footage of refugees and their housing, existing and under construction, in World Refugee Year (1959-1960).
[Family Scenes; Bridge Farm; Seaside Towns]
This colour film shows the family at Bridge Farm in Somerset and on holiday in Essex visiting the coastline at Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. Later in the film the family visit Angmering-on-Sea in West Sussex, returning home early due to the wet weather.
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