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|Date||June 1952 - March 1953||ID||127|
A compilation of scenes portraying family life produced by an amateur film-maker. Members of the Ellis family and their friends feature in the film, which includes visits to local places of interest and scenes of everyday life. Although silent, the film includes intertitles throughout.
Brighton in Coronation Year
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||120|
A film made by a member of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers which features various aspects of Brighton during the centenary year of 1953, including parks and gardens, festivities and other events. The film is accompanied by an occasional commentary which gives key facts about the history of Brighton, together with an upbeat soundtrack throughout.
I. [Beech Hurst]; II. The Gardener
|Date||[ca. mid 1950s]||ID||3368|
A two film compilation. The first film shows Beach Hurst park and railway, near Haywards Heath with shots of the park, train sheds and the small gauge model railway being operated by several men. Film two shows a mix of unedited scenes for a Haywards Heath Cine society drama, on the theme of a village craft and garden show.
[RHS Chelsea Flower Show; Church Seaside Outing]
|Date||1959; [ca. 1956 - 1957]||ID||9165|
This edited colour film shows a visit to the Grand Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with close-ups of the "Dobbies" display and others; and a Three Bridges Free Church Sunday School outing to Littlehampton beach. The children swim, sunbathe and eat Ice lollies on the sand. The film closes with a group of teenage girls and adults playing a game of rounders on the Hazelwick School playing field, followed by a picnic lunch.
Beautiful Brighton and Hove
Beginning and ending with what appears to be an acted drama, the main bulk of the film comprises shots around Brighton's features of the Palace pier, the Pavilion, the fountain in the Old Stein, and various parks and gardens around the town.
A compilation of colour amateur material recording places in rural East and West Sussex in the early 1960s.
[Visit to Bentley Farm at Ringmer]
A very short film in the gardens at Bentley Farm featuring other film enthusiasts, setting up their cine cameras. The film also shows people looking around the grounds, a child playing with a football and a flower display.
The gardens of Brighton and Hove, including Pavilion Gardens, Victoria Gardens and the Willow Pattern Garden at Preston Park, filmed by Michael Gillings in the mid 1960s. Also included are views of a domestic garden in Hove.
Land of Exile [Fundraising Film about Spanish Refugees]
A documentary made for Spanish Refugee Aid Inc., employing still photographs, film footage and intertitles, to tell the stories of Spanish refugees living in France in the 1960s.
This titled and narrated amateur film shows a visit to Exmouth, the Dart Valley Railway and the Bicton Woodland Railway. The second section explores Bicton Gardens with children playing among the flower beds and lawns. Scenes of the fountains and statues are followed by views of the "Woolwich" engine on a railway rack. [Part of this film is mute for online use]
[Trip to Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire]
Mr. and Mrs. Gillings take a trip to Croyland Abbey, Peterborough's gothic cathedral, tulip fields in Lincolnshire, Spalding Nursery and Aviary and the canal at Stoke Breune in Northamptonshire, before returning to Brighton.
Under the guise of a couple looking for a house in the Sussex countryside, the film shows the villages of Lindfield, Ditchling, Cuckfield, Fletchling, Horsted Keynes, Hurstpierpoint, Ardingly and Balcombe. The narrator talks about the history of each village .
Two Way Ticket
A promotional film commissioned by the The Pestalozzi Children’s Village Trust. Scenes of children at the Pestalozzi village at Sedlescombe are accompanied by a narrative about the work of the trust, its history and future work. The key message of the film is that Pestalozzi children are on a "two-way ticket [to] new hope and a brighter future".
Thus compilation of amateur material contains footage of a pram race, Leonardslee Gardens, Compton Acres, Bognor Regis seafront, a wildlife park, the Chelsea Flower Show, and a carnival parade.
The Tomato Growers
This short film, by R G H Burbridge, shows Mr & Mrs John Boyles, working a their tomato farm in Ferring, West Sussex. The film, with accompanying commentary shows work inside their glasshouses where they grow thousands of tomato plants. The plants are watered via nozzles while hot air keeps them warm. The Boyles use stilts to tend the tall plants and start picking the still green tomatoes, which are then boxed ready for market.
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