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[Family Posing; Poster: ‘First with the News’]
|Date||[ca. 1945 - 1946?]||ID||319|
This short film includes members of the Lauste family posing for the camera. The closing sequence features a group of people standing on the steps of a large building next to a poster which is advertising the Evening News.
[VE Day Celebrations in Brighton]
Filmed over several days, the VE Day celebrations in Brighton are captured here by an unknown amateur film-maker. The jubilant atmosphere is evident in the many street scenes.
[King's Mead School Sports]
|Date||[ca. 1945 - 1956]||ID||2957|
A compilation of B&W and colour footage of sporting activities at King's Mead Preparatory School. The boys are filmed playing rugby, cricket and basketball, diving into the school's outdoor swimming pool, and competing in various athletics events including running, hurdling and the long jump.
[Lt M. C. Grant in the Army and Skiing]
Scenes at Dover where a ferry to Calais is being loaded. Lt M.C. Grant and other soldiers are seen at the Harbour. There are various scenes of their travels through France and Italy, showing the Alps with panoramic views of the mountains, and Lt. Grant skiing. There are also scenes of military vehicles.
Surbiton Swimming Gala in Modern School Cricket Week
Pupils at the co-educational Modern School in Surbiton in 1947 play football and cricket on local playing fields. The boys also participate in diving practice and swimming races, cheered on by schoolmates. The school was founded in 1924 before closing in 1955.
Ramsgate Welcomes a Royal Visitor
|Date||19 May 1948||ID||971|
HRH The Duchess of Kent receives an enthusiastic welcome when she visits Ramsgate. In this short film Katharine Duchess of Kent, is seen walking through the streets and being greeted by the people of the town. She unveils a plaque at the Ramsgate General Hospital and signs a book of remembrance, after which she meets patients in the wards; she is driven off in a royal car.
[Southern Railway Orphanage: Sports and Christmas]
|Date||[1950 - 1951?]||ID||1587|
Two reels (only reel one is online) of amateur film documenting life at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage in Woking. The film contains scenes of the older children giving gymnastic displays and a formal dance. The younger children receive toys from Father Christmas and eat Christmas dinners. The children perform a stage play, and boys have a pillow fight.
[Wandering Round the Harbour]
Coasters, dinghies, tug boats and steam ships move in and out of a harbour, filmed and edited with intertitles in the 1950s.
[Holiday to Bournemouth [?]]
|Date||[ca. 1950]; [ca. 1953]||ID||4455|
Interior, seaside and village scenes, including those filmed at Bournemouth in Coronation year, 1953, by an unknown film-maker while on outings and holidays.
[Festival of Britain]
A group outing to the Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens at Battersea Park. Members of the group are seen at the fun fair including, boating on the lake, and riding tricycles. The film shows the ‘Crazy House’, the ‘Guinness Clock’ and other exhibition buildings. The group then have tea inside a hall and the ‘Ham Evangelical Free Church’ is shown.
[Southern Railway Orphanage - Life at the Home]
This is a colourful portrait of the children of the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking enjoying various leisure pursuits. The amateur film uses extracts from a child's letter as intertitles, providing a narrative for the images.
[Reigate headquarters building developments]
This short amateur film features the redevelopment of Surrey Fire Brigade Headquarters, Croydon Road, Reigate. The estate is seen prior the redevelopment, with cricket pitch and numerous outbuildings. New buildings are seen being erected.
[Outing to Windsor Castle. Seaside Scenes. London Visit. Brighton Seafront. Holiday in Blackpool]
Family holiday scenes to Brighon, London and Blackpool, where major monuments and tourist attractions are visited, and some domestic garden scenes, filmed by an unknown photographer.
Did You See Our "Jalopy" in Chichester?
Members of a theatrical group drive around the streets of Chichester in an old car, advertising their production of Hiawatha which is being staged at the city's (Granada) Corn Exchange.
This amateur film captures some of the celebrations in Horsham to mark the coronation in 1953. The Carfax bandstand is seen elaborately decorated and the residents of Upper Bennetts Road take part in a street party. Smartly dressed children are seen sitting at tables spread with food and participate in races.
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