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[Along the Rauma Railway in Norway]
An amateur film-maker records his travels through Norway on the Rauma Railway. Sights captured on camera include a wildfowl hunt with gun-dogs, interior shots of the Oppdal Hotel and Trondheim Cathedral, as well as footage of the journey itself as the train passes through villages, towns and countryside.
Building of Penlee Point on Canterbury Road
This film charts the building of a large detached house on Canterbury Road near Ashford, from the laying of its foundations to the nearing of its completion. All of the work done on the house is manual. The film also includes aerial shots of the plot and surrounding land.
[Workmen’s Lunch Break; Building at Penlee Point (?)]
A single, brief panning shot of male workers taking a break, sitting on the ground outside some wooden huts.
[Motor Club Events]
Members of the 'Ashford Kent Motor Club' are filmed at various events during 1938 and 1939. Amongst these are a motorcycle hill-climb at Brook, a speedway competition on a rural track, and The Dunlop Trophy Trial which takes place in the Kent countryside. There is also footage of a black-tie dinner and a filmed reconstruction in which a father responds to the birth of his baby son.
Watery Trail: River Medway
This well-made amateur film with intertitles chronicles the River Medway, tracing it from its source at Turners Hill to its mouth at Sheerness, capturing the places and industries which line its banks.
[Wartime at Home]
|Date||[ca. 1940 - 1943]||ID||749|
A compilation of seemingly staged footage, filming people visiting a family home during the Second World War. Two young children playing in the pond, and a young soldier courting his sweetheart, are amongst those visiting the house's garden.
Mrs Newlywed’s First Dinner
Made in the late 1940s this humorous amateur fiction film depicts a young wife who decides to cook fresh fish for dinner. After a series of culinary disasters she admits defeat and buys fish and chips from the chip shop.
[Horse-drawn Fire Engine]
A pair of newlyweds are paraded through a town centre, borne on a vintage horse-drawn fire engine.
[Ashford Railway Works: Local Industries and Farming]
An extensive record of Ashford's industries and manual workers in the immediate post-war era, including Ashford Railway Works and Ashford Cattle Market.
The Magician's Wife Makes The Christmas Cake
|Date||[ca. late 1940s]||ID||759|
A magician's wife uses her husband's magic wand to help her remedy the mistakes she makes, and to overcome the obstacles she encounters, when making a Christmas cake. The film uses reverse-motion and trick editing in its portrayal of magic tricks.
[St John's Ambulance Brigade]
|Date||[ca. late 1940s]||ID||760|
A young girl is inspired to volunteer for the St John's Ambulance service when her father is injured falling from a tree. Adult St John Ambulance workers are also briefly filmed providing first aid to the victim of a motorbike accident, and to an injured miner. The sequences are all staged for the camera.
The Ashford Carnival and Shopping Week
|Date||8 - 12 October 1949||ID||753|
The Corn Exchange plays host to two events during The Ashford Carnival and Shopping Week. The first, the crowning of the Carnival Queen, takes place outside the building, watched by a large crowd. The second, the Grand Baby Show, takes place in the main hall where the young entrants are entertained by a man dressed as a baby.
A colour amateur film which records a quiet boat trip along the River Medway, filming locks, bridges and riverside buildings.
A short film of the amateur filmmaker Sonny Hanson organising rides for local children and friends on his miniature steam train which runs on a raised track around the perimeter of his front garden.
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