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Symphony of the Seasons
Seasonal imagery of English nature has been edited into a linear format, tracing the passing of a year. Intertitles quoting lines of classical poetry introduce the different scenes.
[Social Functions And Days Out, Sevenoaks Cine Society]
|Date||[ca. 1937]; [ca. 1949?]; 1950 - 1951||ID||1142|
Members of the Sevenoaks Cine Society take a trip on the Woolwich Ferry paddle steamer 'John Benn' in the late 1930s. A brief colour sequence records an outdoor gathering. In 1950 and 1951 they are gather together at the Society's black-tie Christmas parties and annual dinners.
[Motor Club Events]
Members of the 'Ashford Kent Motor Club' are filmed at various events during 1938 and 1939. Amongst these are a motorcycle hill-climb at Brook, a speedway competition on a rural track, and The Dunlop Trophy Trial which takes place in the Kent countryside. There is also footage of a black-tie dinner and a filmed reconstruction in which a father responds to the birth of his baby son.
Old Collegians Devon Tour
The Old Collegians Cricket Club's 1938 tour of Devon as captured by one of the players, A E Ford. Giving match statistics throughout. The film shows match scenes along with capturing the spectators and team members watching or relaxing between games.
[Exit from Church; Rosenmontag Floats]
|Date||28 February 1938||ID||9316|
This film begins by showing a congregation leaving a church in a rural village. The next sequence shows scenes at a 'Rosenmontag' street carnival in 1938, with parade floats and marching bands. The film has intertitles throughout.
[Children in the Garden; Holiday Pictures; On the Beach at Bognor; Women’s Outing]
|Date||[ca. 1940 - 1941]||ID||238|
Dorothy and Janet, the film-maker's nieces, are filmed riding their bicycles in a garden. A holiday to Cornwall is followed by images of children riding ponies along the beach at Bognor Regis. The film ends with images of women from Rutland Hall in Hove on a bus daytrip.
Classic Cinema Club Embassy Branch River Outing
A Cinema Club's outing to Hampton Court by pleasure steamer on the River Thames
[Forest Hill Visit to London; Scout Parade; Summer Camp]
This film shows recently honoured service men and women emerging through the gates outside Buckingham Palace following an investiture. This is followed by Cubs, Scouts and Guides parading in a bombed out street, with views inside their club room, undertaking training exercises. The film closes with views of Scouts at a camp in Croydon.
The Last Chord: The Life Story of a Merchant Seaman
A fictionalised account of the life of a young merchant seaman, which includes footage of his wedding. The crew of the RNLI lifeboat 'Charles Cooper Henderson' rescue him after he is shipwrecked, causing great relief to his wife and child. The poetic images were originally edited to a classical score; a similar score has been reinstated for the online version.
[Two of A Kind]
An amateur fiction film concerning a case of mistaken identity. A middle-class couple go to a fancy-dress party where the theme is 'tramps'. Meanwhile, two real-life tramps utilize the couple's empty house, an act which causes confusion when the party ends and the couple return home.
V J Day
The Victory over Japan Day in Lydd is commemorated through various activities held on the Rype.They include a Tug-of-War, some novelty races with men dressed in women clothing and gymnastic displays. The day ends with a bonfire and fireworks. The following day there are more games and races and a procession including civic dignitaries.
[Brighton Swimming Club: Beach Snapshots part 1]
A compilation of films made by Brighton Swimming Club member Roger Dunford, featuring swimming club members, activities and related scenes on Brighton beach from the mid to late 1940s.
[1. Screen Test. 2. Face Make-Up]
Two films photographed by 'Sonny' Hanson for the film-making arm of The Ashford Association Film Society. The first film contains the screen tests of male and female amateur actors; the second records an actress having her make-up applied.
New Faces Come Back
This partially-dramatised documentary traces the story of Jim, a flight engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force who was badly burned during a Second World War aircraft accident. Jim undergoes reconstructive surgery and social rehabilitation at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. His experiences earn him membership in the notorious Guinea Pig Club.
Brighton International Children’s Camp
This film contains images of The International Children's Camp held at Brighton in 1946. The Camp was organized by the British Woodcraft Folk, a member of the Co-operative Youth Movement. The event attracted over 1000 children from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Czechoslovakia, and other European countries.
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