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[Godalming Church Parade & Ambulance Presentation]
|Date||17 December 1911; 23 September 1917||ID||1290|
These local newsreels record the citizens of Godalming at two official gatherings. The first is a pre-First World War civil procession; the second is a service of dedication in which the town presents a motorized First World War ambulance to the Red Cross.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain III]
|Date||1927 - 1934||ID||1518|
A compilation of films of local interest which which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The films record community events including parades, local election results and sports meetings. The camera pays special attention to the locals who visit the events.
[Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction]
This intertitled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.
Death Let Loose
A fiction film about a scientist kidnapped by a group of Russian mobsters. A secret formula is stolen and espionage is suspected. A policeman is knocked out and later found dead on a beach. The scientist is forced to hand over the formula to the Russian mob, but a raid leads to the mob being caught in the act. This film is heavily damaged in the first part of the film.
[Victory in Europe 1945]
|Date||8 - 13 May 1945||ID||448|
An amateur film with titles recording the end of World War Two celebrations in Brighton beginning on VE Day. Including official services, many street parties and a funfair.
[Civil Defence Unveiling of Coat of Arms]
Short item showing speeches, and the unveiling of a new coat of arms for Leatherhead Urban District Council.
A Peep in the Future
This short animated film from 1946 was produced by Sidney Little, the Town Planning and Development Officer for Hastings Borough Council. The film demonstrates Little's scheme for redevelopment of Hastings Town Centre, using a specially constructed model of the street scene, together with vehicles and pedestrians.
[Civil Defence Presenting Coat of Arms]
Civil Defence presenting the Coat of Arms to Leatherhead and District. Inside the council chamber speeches are made and a scroll presented. Outside, a crowd watches as the Civil Defence flag is removed to unveil the coat of arms of the Urban District of Leatherhead. The Union flag and Civil Defence flag fly together on a pole.
The Fourth Year
|Date||1948 - 1949||ID||2998|
A two-reel film recording the activities of the fourth year of London Road School, in Burgess Hill. The film is divided into autumn, spring and summer term activities and depicts project work, school trips, sports day and preparing for the school play.
Home From Home
An amateur fiction film in which a pair of ghosts search for new lodgings when their home is demolished for new housing. The film uses superimposition and other editing devices to depict the paranormal goings-on.
Northern Province Nigeria
|Date||31 January - 2 March 1955||ID||10050|
This film shows a family trip to visit relatives in Nigeria. They visit the Northern regions of Kano and Kaduna, touring several markets and rural villages. The film includes the Emir of Kano and Sardauna of Sokoto inspecting a parade of Native Authority Policemen, the gate of the Gidan Rumfa and the House of Assembly in Kaduna.
Herne Bay Newsreel
One of a series of newsreels featuring Herne Bay. The film includes the Carnival, a motor cycle rally, a Garden Party, the June Dairy Festival, recording of Down Your Way at the sailing club, the Beltinge gardeners, the Thanet and Herne Harriers, Beltinge fete, the regatta, St Bart’s Church Fete, The Conservative Garden Party and the Herne Bay Firefly Festival.
[The Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Hove to the Royal Sussex Regiment]
|Date||19 May 1958||ID||3071|
An amateur film which records the events on Hove seafront to mark the presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough to the Royal Sussex Regiment.
Farnham Walkabout or Farnham Layabouts
A humorous dramatised tour of the sights and hotspots of Farnham in Surrey. The film enacts comedy scenes at Farnham's castle, St. Andrew's church, the town centre and river bank, the bowling green, and the Marlborough Head pub. A muffled comedy commentary accompanies the film.
|Date||1962; [ca. 1962 - early 1970s]||ID||3411|
A lengthy amateur film which records events in Shoreham-by-Sea starting in 1962. The film, which was made by the founder of the Shoreham Cine and Miniature Camera Club, has an accompanying soundtrack comprising commentary, music and sound effects. It also contains newspaper headlines from the Shoreham Herald, and a sequence showing the work of the local paper.
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