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|Date||20 July 1927||ID||444|
The first part of the film shows the mayor and other dignitaries laying wreaths at the town’s war memorial, followed by a parade through the streets. The second part of the film shows scenes from a pageant dramatising historical events associated with Bexhill. Intertitles introduce each scene.
The Poetry of Motion. Exquisites of the Insect World. Old East Sussex. [Hop-picking]
A compilation of four films made by an amateur film-maker. The films' subject matters include motion which is both man-made and of nature, butterflies, historic East Sussex locales and hop-picking.
In England’s Garden
This documentary records the manual work done on Kent farms between spring and autumn, namely the harvesting of corn and hops in an era before farming became fully automated.
Our Daily Bread
|Date||[ca. mid 1930s]||ID||1099|
An amateur film with intertitles which chronicles the agricultural year, from ploughing to the sewing seeds, and finally to the harvesting the crops. The film offers a good portrait of farming in Kent in the years preceding mechanization.
Egerton May Festivals
|Date||1934; 1935; 1936||ID||1100|
Amateur film recording events at the Egerton May Festival over the course of three consecutive years in the 1930s.
Sunday Afternoon Interlude
|Date||1937 - 1938||ID||1102|
A compilation of short fiction and non-fiction films made by Ernest A. "Spot" Botting, including footage of the 1938 Egerton May Festival.
Presenting Gay, Grim & Graceful
A compilation with intertitles showing a range of activities including displays by Egerton's First Scout Group and by school gymnasts, children enjoying sports day races, deer hunting with hounds, workmen making breeze blocks, wood and coal being prepared for fuel, and women demonstrating aerobic exercises.
The Last Year of Peace
|Date||1939 - 1940||ID||1104|
A compilation by a local amateur cameraman, portraying the passing from peace to wartime. Shot just prior to and during the first year of the Second World War, the film provides a snapshot of everyday life as it continued against the backdrop of the impending war, and signs of the war’s effects around the village.
A Summer Memory of Bexhill-on-Sea
A publicity film promoting the attractions of Bexhill-on-Sea, this film gives a detailed view of the town on the South-East coast of England during the 1960s. Accompanied by a voice over, the narrator in the film takes the viewer on a virtual tour of Bexhill's attractions.
Way of the Stour
|Date||1967 - 1970||ID||4829|
This film follows the course of the Stour River or Great Stour, Kent from Egerton (Near Ashord) to Richborough Port (Sandwich) including: riverside scenes, old buildings, Chartham papermills, Canterbury castle and cathedral, the Hovis breadmill at Fordwich, apple orchards, an oast house, the colliery at Chislet and 'The Hugin' a Viking ship replica.
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