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Civilians in Uniform
The town of Leatherhead’s pride in its contribution on the home front is demonstrated here in this reconstruction of the activities of the local Civil Defence organisation. The spoken narrative describes the duties undertaken by the Services.
[Civil Defence Presenting Coat of Arms]
Civil Defence presenting the Coat of Arms to Leatherhead and District. Inside the council chamber speeches are made and a scroll presented. Outside, a crowd watches as the Civil Defence flag is removed to unveil the coat of arms of the Urban District of Leatherhead. The Union flag and Civil Defence flag fly together on a pole.
Ramsgate Peace Memorial, Plans and Laying of the Foundation Stone by HRH The Duchess of Kent
|Date||11 November 1947; 19 May 1948||ID||972|
In the first part of the film, work commences on the outpatients and casualty departments at Ramsgate General Hospital with the cutting of the sod ceremony, conducted by the mayor of Ramsgate. The second part of the film, filmed six months later, features the laying of the foundation stone by HRH The Duchess of Kent.
[Milestone [?]; Children’s Village Trogen]
A silent film documenting the founding of the Pestalozzi Children's Village at Trogen, Switzerland. The village is seen being constructed, children help to make furniture and a ceremony is held to mark its official opening. Children from abroad arrive at the village and take up residence in one of the houses, they are seen enjoying games and learning in the classroom. The film is intersected by titles, providing a narrative to the events.
Ramsgate Welcomes a Royal Visitor
|Date||19 May 1948||ID||971|
HRH The Duchess of Kent receives an enthusiastic welcome when she visits Ramsgate. In this short film Katharine Duchess of Kent, is seen walking through the streets and being greeted by the people of the town. She unveils a plaque at the Ramsgate General Hospital and signs a book of remembrance, after which she meets patients in the wards; she is driven off in a royal car.
|Date||19 May 1948||ID||974|
This short professional film features HRH The Duchess of Kent officiating at the opening of the Invicta landing stage at Ramsgate. The Duchess, accompanied by the mayor, makes a speech, cuts a ribbon and unveils a plaque to mark the occasion.
[Three Swiss Newsreel Items: Pestalozzi Children Village in Trogen]
A compilation of three short films about the Pestalozzi village at Trogen, Switzerland accompanied by a German commentary. Celebrations are held to mark the opening of the village; children are seen making models and perform songs and dances; and English war orphans arrive in Switzerland and are greeted by the British Consulate-General.
[Lord de L’Isle being awarded the Victoria Cross]
A British Movietone newsreel entitled "A Family Habit" showing Major William Sidney being presented with the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry during fighting on the Anzio bridgehead. His father-in-law Field Marshall Lord Gort, who is present in an unofficial capacity, congratulates him after the ceremony.
[Guides Message of Friendship; Shopping Street; Beckenham Camp]
This film shows mixed groups of Guides and Scouts gathered at several campsites and on parade. The film opens with a Group of Guides gathered on Muster Green, receiving the Guide Scroll of Welcome which they pass round the district. The next film shows highlights of several parades and camp gatherings on the Ashenground site. The 18th Bechenham (Kent) Scouts visit a Sussex group of Sea Scouts at their camp.
Royal Visit; Richmond Royal Horse Show; Freemen School
|Date||1950 - 1951||ID||10819|
An amateur film documenting two children's upbringing including a royal visit, a horse show and a school event between 1950 and 1951.
[Opening of St. Wilfrid’s School]
This short amateur film features the opening of St. Wilfrid's School, Haywards Heath. Much of the film shows guests arriving for the opening ceremony. There are also shorter scenes filmed in black and white of the ceremony inside the school, conducted by the Bishop of Chichester.
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.
This film shows the family on several caravanning holidays in the UK; a visit to London to watch the Trooping of the Colour; the inspection of the guard of honour at Guildhall; a boating event at Henley and watching a group of army cadets on parade and at a Physical Training display in a playing field. This film is intertitled throughout.
[Girl Guide Parade and Inspection; Boy Scout Competition]
This film shows a company of Guides outside St Andrew's Church, in Burgess Hill. This is followed by a parade exiting a church after a service. Three Guide leaders head the parade into the Churchyard. The Minister and two Scout leaders are filmed along with a series of meet-and-greet inspections in the churchyard. The final part shows a Scout prize giving ceremony [Hardy Cup?] being awarded to the Slaugham troop with spectators.
Festival of Britain (1951)
An amateur film documenting the Festival of Britain in London, 1951. This film documents royal visits, London, the Dome of Discovery, boats on the Thames and the festival gardens in Battersea park.
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