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Archive films of Romney Marsh
|Date||26 April 2018||ID||13719|
Archive film compilation screened as part of the Marsh on Screen film project organised by Screen South May 2018. The film was shown at St Nicholas Church, New Romney for the launch of the film project, part of the Fifth Continent Romney Marsh Landscape Partnership Scheme run by Kent Wildlife Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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.
[Here and There: Speed Crazy, Old Sussex, New Sussex]
|Date||[ca. 1930s]; [1952?]; [ca. early 1990s]||ID||2185|
A compilation of films beginning with a 1930s(?) Pathéscope production which features a motor vehicle journey through central London and a train journey from London to Brighton, filmed by the BBC in the early 1950s(?). The middle and end of the film feature places of interest in Sussex, again during the 1930s(?) and a coach holiday to Worthing in the early 1990s(?).
Herne Hill Cricket Kent Tour, June 1932
This film shows Herne Hill Cricket Club on tour, playing matches against a number of Kent clubs including Folkestone, Rye, Dover, and Chatham. The players are seen on and off the field, socialising between matches.
[Boys' Brigade Camp at Camber Sands]
This amateur film shows the 66th Kentish Town Company Boys' Brigade camp to Camber Sands, near Rye. The film contains shots of the boys leaving London and at camp at Camber Sands. They are seen enjoying a range of activities such as sports, horse riding and playing on the beach. At the end of the film the boys can be seen at Rye station waiting for the train back to London.
A Sussex Symphony
A travelogue which explores the East and West Sussex countryside, following the path of the River Rother, visiting Brighton and Goodwood Racecourse.
[Windover Cottage 1947]
Film of the Gowlland family on holiday at 'Windover' cottage, Fairlight on the Sussex Coast at Easter, at Witsun, and in August. The family, at times joined by other family members, celebrate Easter with coloured eggs, go for walks, visit Rye and go to Fairlight Cove, a rocky beach at the bottom of steep cliffs.
[Family Events of 1948]
The Gowlland family at home in Croydon and on outings during 1948. The film begins with heavy snow at their home. In spring the children play with a toy 'steam wagon'. In summer, they visit Sussex, going to the beach at Fairlight Cove, as well as Eastbourne, Gatehouse Farm, and Rye. Further scenes include a trip to London, the children getting a puppy 'Timmy', the London to Brighton Veteran car run and a visit to the grandparents.
[Trip to Winchelsea; Steam Trains; Garden Scenes; Wisborough Green]
|Date||1948 - 1949||ID||1676|
Colour film of the Gowlland family in 1948 to 1949. Staying at their holiday cottage in Sussex, they visiting Rye and the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway. At home in Croydon, the children play on their toy 'steam wagon' and the family takes walks with their puppy at Squerries Court in Kent.. The family also visit relatives in Wisborough Green.
Outing to Kent and Family Scenes
|Date||1948 - 1950||ID||121|
A film from the Ellis family collection. Mr Phil Ellis captures scenes from outings and other events in the life of the Ellis family between 1948 and 1950. The film includes a trip to Rye and Tenterden in Kent, boating on the River Ouse at Barcombe Mills, East Sussex and a seaside outing to Brighton, as well as various other scenes of family activities in the countryside.
The School Farm
This amateur documentary records the agricultural activities of Rye Secondary Modern School's Young Farmers' Club during the course of a year.
Sands of Time
A publicity film in which a young American man writes a letter to a vicar he met during his stay in East Sussex. Back in America he recalls the places he visited; his letter forms the spoken narrative over the images.
[Family Events of 1949]
Films of the Gowlland family in 1949, showing trips to their holiday cottage, 'Windover', at Fairlight Cove, at Easter and Whitsun. The family take walks along the cliffs and paddle in the sea and the children play in the garden. The family also visit Canterbury, Rye, and Old Hastings.
[Holiday at Eastbourne, Hastings, Rye and Winchelsea]
This family travelogue shows the Moore family visiting the East Sussex and Kent coast. At Eastbourne, the family paddle in the sea and build sandcastles. In Hastings, they take in views from East Hill down to the beach and ride the funicular East Hill Cliff Railway. In Rye, the family visit St Mary's Clocktower, Oak House Pub and tour the cobbled streets. The final stop is at Winchelsea Methodist Chapel.
[Holiday and Outings]
The Woolsey family on holiday at St. Mary's Bay near Dymchurch in Kent, where they travel on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, a walk around Rye, visits to Folkstone harbour and beach, and family scenes in their garden of their home in Shirley, near Croydon, on Surrey, in 1952.
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