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[East Grinstead Local Scenes; Remembrance Day]
The first part is a short news item from the early 1910s showing a parade, general street scenes in East Grinstead, a parade and the East Grinstead Urban District Council Fire Brigade Sports. The second part, from 1922, shows the train station and the arrival of the North Somerset Yeomanry in the town with a parade of local regiments.
First World War Centenary
A programme of archive film to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. This was screened at venues across East and West Sussex in October and November 2018.
Family scenes in summer 1930 and spring 1964
|Date||1930; March - April 1964||ID||2946|
The first half of this amateur film was shot in 1930 in a town centre; a mother pushing a pram features, as well as a car rally and a visiting circus. In the countryside, gliders are seen in the air. The second half, filmed some 34 year later features children of the Mumford family at home and in the countryside playing in the snow; the family are also seen on a trip to Ashdown Forest (?).
[Jocelyn and Gillian in the Garden]
Scenes of the Emberton family, featuring young sisters Jocelyn and Gillian at home. Mother Kathleen, and father Joseph, play with the girls in the garden; the girls play with toys and the dog, and Jocelyn helps to build a snowman.
Broadway, One of England’s Prettiest Villages [England in Coronation Year; Country Gardens]
This family film shows a family visit to the village of Broadway in Worcestershire in the Cotswolds, as well trips to the towns of Leamington Spa and East Grinstead. The family explore several large homes, gardens and rural spaces as they explore the countryside. [Note: there is a pink/magenta cast to this film]
[Sargent Bus & Coach Services]
|Date||1939 - 1977||ID||4426|
Documenting the East Grinstead-based bus and coach company, the film covers trips from the early days of the company in the 1930s through to later ventures at the company’s car showroom in the 1970s.
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.
[Broadstone Scouting Camp; Wood Construction Work; Ceremonial Opening of Bridge]
This colour and black and white film shows views of a group of Boy Scouts taking part in agility challenges; building bridges and makeshift shelters, and attending a field church service at Broadstone Scout Camp (Broadstone Warren?).
Close up and wide views of East Court Gardens, East Grinstead, taken by Tony Hounsome in 1950.
Our Wedding Day
|Date||21 March 1951||ID||2949|
This edited home movie records the 1951 wedding day of Cynthia Hounsome to Roderic Bellingham in East Grinstead.
The Loan Worker
This amateur fictional film won the Pathéscope Amateur Cine Film Open Award in 1952. The film centres around a fictional amateur cine enthusiast called Joe who, despite not owning a camera, wants to make a film. Joe steals a camera from a shop and sets about making a film. The police catch up with Joe, after which he is presented as a reformed character, having taken up stamp collecting.
Realm of Fancy
A young girl is transformed into the Ballerina she longs to be as she tends to weeds in a garden. Before long, her fancy is dispelled, but she is not forlorn for long.
[Guinea Pig Club Reunions 1960 to 1962]
|Date||1960; 1961; 1962||ID||12205|
The Guinea Pig Club annual reunions held in 1960, 1961 and 1962 for wartime patients of the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, who had received reconstructive plastic surgery. At the garden parties, held at the Feldbridge Hotel, men and women stand chatting and drinking around a swimming pool. A bed is raffled off and two men jump in to the pool fully clothed.
[Steam Engines and Train Transport in the South East]
|Date||1964; 1965; 1966||ID||422|
Colour film showing numerous locomotives and stations in the last days of steam in the South East of England. The film features trains on the Cuckoo line, on Southern Railway lines in East and West Sussex, and visits the steam lines on the Isle of Wight.
[Visit to gardens; carnival]
This amateur film features scenes and events shot in and around East Grinstead. The film opens with shots of the former Hermitage, the middle shows a carnival procession, and the end very brief shots of the gardens of the staff quarters at the former Halsford Park House; the film-maker's parents can be seen in the opening part of the film.
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