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A fictional film based on the short story Deux Amis by Guy de Maupassant set during the Franco-Prussian war.
Boats at Henley; or, Thames River Scene
A scene on the Thames, shot from a boat by Cecil Hepworth in 1899.
Sheep Washing; or, Washing Sheep
Sheep washed in a river is filmed by Charles Goodwin Norton in the late 1890s.
The Puzzled Bather and his Animated Clothes
A man resorts to jumping in a river fully dressed as his animated clothes get the better of him in this 1901 film by James Williamson.
A Molesey Pageant
A short film showing a medieval-themed fete taking place on Tagg’s Island on the River Thames. The pageant is part of a fundraising fete in aid of the widows’ and orphans’ fund of the National Fire Brigades Union.
[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.
[Solar Eclipse; Visit in Ireland]
|Date||29 June 1927; 1927||ID||10142|
This film depicts views of the total solar eclipse of 1927 followed by a family holiday to Ireland, with seaside views, group outings and portraits of rural settings.
Tour of Devon and Cornwall
|Date||[ca. 1930 ?]||ID||8174|
This extended intertitled travelogue shows a group tour through the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset visiting many noted landmarks that includes the Madron Wishing Well and Chapel, standing stones of the Mên-an-Tol, the coast at Lands End with the "First and Last House" and the Daily Mail sign; Exeter; St Ives; the town of Clovelly in Devon; the moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor; the seaside towns of Penzance, Dawlish, Plymouth and Newlyn.
Holiday to Switzerland and North Germany
Rudd family scenes filmed by Mr. and Mrs. Rudd while on holiday in Switzerland in 1929, edited and compiled with intertitles. The holidayers learn to ski, watch a luge race and a ski jump, and film from from a river boat in Germany.
This film shows scenes onboard a cruise ship, with men and women on deck, sitting together and stretching out on deck chairs. Panoramic views of the sea follow showing another cruise ship at sea, as captured from the deck. The group take a smaller motor boat excursion to the shore, later followed by a scenes of the group on land sitting on a bridge and capturing views of several street scenes, before returning to ship.
A poetic, atmospheric amateur film which presents images of the Kent countryside. The film-maker often uses quick, rhythmic editing to cut between images of clouds, wind blowing in the trees, wildflowers, waves lapping a pebble beach, and fast-flowing rivers. The film ends with shots of an orchard in blossom.
The Poetry of Motion. Exquisites of the Insect World. Old East Sussex. [Hop-picking]
A compilation of four films made by an amateur film-maker. The films' subject matters include motion which is both man-made and of nature, butterflies, historic East Sussex locales and hop-picking.
[Thames Barge Match]
This short amateur film predominantly features scenes of the annual Thames Barge March sometime during the 1930s. Traditional Thames sailing barges are seen on the Thames Estuary off Sheerness along with Royal Navy warships; skippers are seen posing for the camera. The end of the film includes brief shots of a domestic garden and a Dalmatian dog.
[The Kent Messenger Newsreel]
A three part compilation showing Pilot Sir Alan Cobham preparing for his flight in a Shorts Bristol Seaplane to the Belgian Congo. Scenes from the Thanet Air Race Cup, and crowds gathering at Mote Park in Maidstone to see the “Kent Messenger” Ford car presented to Mr W.H. Frost by the Mayor. The online video includes an audio commentary by Dr Frank Gray.
[Miscellaneous Family Pictures]
|Date||[1930 - 1937?]||ID||3355|
A number of films spooled together, spanning the 1930s, showing a family and friends enjoying various activities and outings including swimming and diving, sailing, games, picnics, and in other activities in and around Selsey, at Lynams School in Oxford, at Birdham and Wittering. See separate records in this collection relating to individual films from this spool.
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