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The Loan Worker
This amateur fictional film won the Pathéscope Amateur Cine Film Open Award in 1952. The film centres around a fictional amateur cine enthusiast called Joe who, despite not owning a camera, wants to make a film. Joe steals a camera from a shop and sets about making a film. The police catch up with Joe, after which he is presented as a reformed character, having taken up stamp collecting.
It Goes Like This
Amateur fiction comedy about an inventor, his work and his family's changing circumstances.
[Holiday in California]
On a trip to the North American state of California, Voss takes in the sights of the city of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge and The Park, before a visit to the National Park at Yosemite Valley.
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.
[Family Scenes: Kay, Alexis and Father]
The film-maker's wife and young daughter are seen walking through The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells with three elderly women. An elderly couple are seen leaving a house followed by a close-up of The Pantiles Royal Victoria Crest. The same couple walk along with the family, before the group pause to pose for portraits on a bench.
[Balcombe to Brighton]
This colour film provides a portrait of life in the seaside town of Brighton. The journey opens with the film-maker boarding a Southern Train at Balcombe Station to arrive at Brighton. Mixed views follow of the roads and streets along the seafront, viewing the Old Steine, Victoria Gardens, Palace Pier, Volk's Electric Railway, Peter Pan's amusement park and playground, and the sea front towards Hove Bowling Green.
A publicity film made by local photographic shop owner/film distributor/amateur cameraman, promoting Brighton as a seaside resort, focusing on the town’s attractions and architecture.
[At the Seaside; Visit to Birling Gap; Domestic Garden]
This film shows: a 6th Birthday tea party and balloon release in the garden; a continuation of the family beach outing to Shoreham-on-Sea [also on 5327]; a visit to a pet-shop in Preston Park; a visit to Drusillas Zoo Park [also on 5329]; a camping trip (?) to Birling Gap where the children play games and toboggan down a hill; ending with the children playing in a garden on a sea-saw.
[Lusaka; Victoria Falls]
This extended family film shows: domestic scenes at a rural village; scenes from an agricultural show; a school sports day; traditional Pit sawing of Muputu wood; a visit by HM The Queen Elizabeth, II and HM Elizabeth,The Queen Mother, plus other royal family members to Lusaka [?]; a visit to the Victoria Falls; the family at a pool; a series of model trains going through tunnels (?); and a group of older adults in portrait.
|Date||1 - 12 August 1957||ID||9955|
An amateur film documenting a trio of Scouting events at Sutton Park in Birmingham - The World Scout Jubilee Jamboree, A World Rover Moot and A World Scouters Indaba. The events share the same site, split into three sections and opened by HRH Henry Duke of Gloucester and visited by HM The Queen, Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip.
[Peter Pan's Playground; Holiday to Cornwall]
This film shows a family outing to Peter Pan's Playground in Brighton where the children play on the rides. The second film shows a family holiday to Cornwall with a visit to a postcard shop, views of St Michael's Mount, the family exploring the rocky and wooded coastline by car and on foot, and the children bathing in the sea. Panoramic coastal shots close the film.
[Ridley’s Corner; Youth Band; Girl Guides; Shopping Centre; Carnival; The British and Foreign Bible Society; Senior Department Outing]
|Date||1960; 3 September 1960||ID||9167|
This edited film features scenes of various local events including a YPF hockey match, portraits outside TBFC; views of the woodland and a large house at Ridley's Corner; a Cub Scout camp in a field, St Lawrence College CCF military band and ceremony (same as TID: 9166), views of a several stately homes and gardens through the seasons, a house being renovated, a marching band at the Queen's Square shopping centre with a carnival parade; and the British & Foreign Bible Society stand. The film closes with a 'senior department' outing to a beach (Littlehampton?).
Peep Behind the Curtain
|Date||18 June 1960||ID||9733|
This colour travelog style documentary film shows highlights of Gilbert Tomes' three week trip to Moscow for the British Science Industry exhibition and conference. The tour includes several monuments and buildings and a visit to the exhibition of the American U2 spy plane. The narration also discusses the impact of Communism on the USSR as viewed by the film-maker.
Using a loose narrative, this film shows aspects of photography via a camera shop, a photographer at a wedding, and films being developed from negatives to photographic prints at Erricks camera shop in Bradford.
Children and Animals
|Date||[ca. 1961 - 1964]||ID||5806|
This film shows various portraits of children, pets and other animals in and around the Maidstone area of Kent.
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