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[Mercury's at Dennis Factory]
A convoy of Dennis Mercury vehicles are driven out of the company's Guildford factory. Inside the factory an electrical checklist is done on one of the Mercurys, whereby its lights and windscreen wipers are all tested. Meanwhile a fire engine destined for Hong Kong joins other fire engines in a convoy leaving the factory.
[Surrey County Council Fire Brigade Training Centre and Garden Party]
This amateur film records a garden party held by Surrey County Council at Wotton Fire Service College. Guests are entertained by folk dancing, and are privy to a fire fighting display.
[Military Vehicles; Etc.]
|Date||[ca. 1965 - 1966]||ID||7001|
Remembrance Day firing salute and parade on Brighton Seafront, and Hove Town Hall, badly damaged after a recent fire, filmed by Michael Gillings in the mid 1960s.
Hove Town Hall Demolition
The remains of the 1882 Hove Town Hall the morning after a fire destroyed much of the building. Fireman dampen down the interior of the building which is still smouldering. Scaffolding is erected to begin the demolition. The destroyed Great Hall is filmed and workman use a crane to hoist the bells from the clock tower onto the back of a waiting lorry.
Made in Britain: Focus on Exports
An extract from a BBC programme Made in Britain, which looks at the changing fortunes of Dennis Bros. Ltd. The Guildford-based company, a manufacturer of specialist Commercial and heavy vehicles, is found to be increasingly focusing its efforts on the export market. The film has an accompanying commentary.
[News Items: Dennis Vehicles]
|Date||[1966?]; 1967; 1968||ID||1619|
Four newsreel extracts filmed by Pathe and Movietone, from the late 1960s, showing new products from Dennis Bros. Ltd. The films include footage of the 24th International Commercial Motor Show at Earl's Court.
[Christmas; birthdays; christening; baby sitting; village fete]
|Date||December 1966; Spring - October 1967; March - August 1968||ID||3021|
This home movie features children of the Pennifold family filmed by their grandmother. The children are seen mostly at play and celebrating birthdays at houses in Partridge Green and Horsham. The film also includes scenes from a family christening at Horsham Parish Church and a village fete at Partridge Green.
[Fire at Southwick; Hovercraft; Peace Garden]
This film shows various scenes including: a fire taking hold at Southwick harbour aboard a ship with fire engines rushing to the scene; the family waiting to board a SR.N6 Hovercraft with shots from the cockpit; a Red Funnel ferry passing the craft at Ryde Harbour (?); the family wearing Western-themed fancy dress posing together; a turtle in a tank; the family at the Peace Garden, Patcham; and a shot of a medical sample filmed through a microscope.
[Dennis Fire Engine Tours Guildford, Godalming and Haslemere]
Images of the new Dennis F.44 Fire Engine driving around the streets of Guildford and Godalming, and on country tracks. The vehicle, with its Rolls Royce engine and automatic gearbox, is also filmed at Silverstone racetrack where it out-performs the Dennis F.36 Fire Engine. [Additional Siverstone material on TID 1620]
[F.44 Dennis Fire Engine Test Drive]
The latest Dennis Fire Engine, the F.44, is given a test drive through the streets of Godalming and on country tracks. It is also pitted against the F.36 model at Silverstone racetrack, where its superior performance is watched by chief fire officers. The film has an accompanying commentary.
Dennis on Display
"Dennis Fire Engines are put through their paces after being handed over to the Johannesburg Fire Department." This film contains images of four new F Type Fire Engines at the depot of the Johannesburg Fire Department where they are inspected before firemen give a hose demonstration. The fire engines are also filmed driving in convoy outside the city.
[Mayor of Chichester]
|Date||1967 - 1968||ID||3171|
Chichester mayoral engagements are recorded in this amateur film. The Mayor of Chichester, Bob Stephens, attends numerous civic events in the town including church services, parades and school sports days. Most notably, the film captures the tenth anniversary of the twinning with Chartres and the giving of the Freedom of the City to Royal Air Force Tangmere.
The Dartford Flood
A short film capturing the flooding of Dartford in 1968. Water inundates the town centre as well as outlying areas. The Fire Brigade pump out buildings and people are transported through the town centre in a rowing boat.
Our Village 1969-70
|Date||1969 - 1970||ID||3400|
A portrait of the village of Singleton in West Sussex, made by local amateur film-maker Cyril Pearman. The film has a music soundtrack.
East Sussex County Council Fire Brigade Competition
|Date||1969 - 1970||ID||3123|
Firemen from across East Sussex compete with their station colleagues in a range of firefighting activities. Participating teams include Maresfield, Battle and Hailsham - the station judged the most efficient is awarded a shield. Later, the firefighters put on a display for the gathered spectators.
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