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|Date||[ca. 1937]; 1939||ID||2573|
A compilation of films made by amateur cameraman Sid Horton showing the work of the fire brigade in Surrey and Sussex. Sid Horton went on to become one of the founding members of Haywards Heath & District Amateur Cine Society.
A Good Yarn
This film shows the industrial process of making branded "Silver Star" medium bailer twine, for use on agricultural farms, to bind bails of straw or hay using a mechanised bailer. Scenes show the process from the delivery of the raw material, to the final product being used by a farmer.
[Stock Car Racing at Arlington]
A family outing to Arlington Raceway to watch a Stock Car race. The stadium is packed with spectators as the cars do laps of the track. The film-maker captures several spectacular crashes, as drivers abandon their upturned cars on the track. The film also includes a short scene of a mother and two boys on a residential street and on the motor boats at Hotham Park (?).
Netting the Moat
Scenes filmed with narration by Eddie Morris at Herstmonceux Castle, (Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux)as members of the Compleat Angler Fishing Club of Eastbourne transfer small bream and roach from the moat, aided by the Sussex River Authority.
Beryl Armstrong and her family wander around Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, capturing the flowers, ponds, the castle and Royal Greenwich Observatory telescope domes on film. Exterior views of the Equatorial group and Issac Newton telescope dome are also included.
[Dancing at Barnado’s and Michelham]
Dance performances by girls at a Barnardo's home and by a group performing in the grounds of Michelham Priory in East Sussex, filmed by Stanley Dudkin in Summer 1968.
[Michelham Priory Exhibition and Brighton Seafront]
Two films made by George Horrobin in the 1970s. The first contains scenes from a craft exhibition held at Michelham Priory, and the second shows the Palace Pier at Brighton and a regatta taking place on the beach between the two piers.
A commuter fantasizes about a simpler and more animalistic life on his way home to his wife in this Penrose Film production, filmed in Hailsham, Milton Street and Chiddingly in 1982, and distributed by ITC Film Distributers Ltd.
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