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Opening of Venture House
Venture House, an Ockenden Venture home for refugee children founded by Joyce Pearce, is opened by the Dean of Windsor. Included are scenes of the children during recreational activitiee.
[K.C.C. Parade; H.R.H. Princess Alexandra; Woking scenes]
A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring a Kent County Constabulary Parade at Maidstone in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, followed by other family related scenes with the group on a picnic and visiting the beach, Pier and Castle in Hastings.
[Pathé News Ockenden Venture] Suffer the Little Children
|Date||25 December 1958||ID||7054|
A film profiling Ockenden Venture and its founder Joyce Pearce at Christmas 1958.
This family film features a wedding in Surrey (?), followed by several films of the family on holiday in Dorset and Norfolk. The film-maker captures working men hauling shingle off the beach, on a farm harvesting grain and stacking straw in a field. The family are also seen improving their home with new 'French' doors, windows and outdoor lighting being installed. This film comes with intertitles throughout.
Queen Mother Visit to Ockenden
Footage documenting the Queen Mother's visit to Venture House in the 1960s
Do You Know About Woking Cine Club?
This film shows scenes recorded on set during the making of several society productions that includes dramas, animated sequences, screenings and at a social gathering attended by members, that commemorates the organisation's establishment in 1959.
Stocking and Dagger; Passing Time; Marvel; Death by Shock; [Percolator Demonstration]; Shadows of Greed; Fanciful Wheels; Black Out
A compilation of eight short fiction films produced by Woking Cine Club in the 1960s, with both dark and comic themes, sound and silent narratives. The online clip features 'Passing Time' a drama featuring two women who's harmless pastimes descend into gambling, a fight and imprisonment.
This family film opens with shots from the London to Brighton vintage Motorcycle event, followed by several vintage car and motorcycle displays. A May Queen style carnival is held in the village of Builth Wells in Powys, Wales. The family take a holiday in Wales and Warwickshire and visit a livestock farm.
[Knaphill Primary School, 1962 - 1968]
|Date||1962 - 1968||ID||1569|
The pupils of Knaphill Primary School are recorded taking part in school activities in this amateur film. The compilation covers a number of years and features children in the classroom, taking part in sports and completing the cycling proficiency course. The film also includes a number of school fairs, where the children take part in fancy dress competitions.
Weights and Measures Service
|Date||1963 - 1969||ID||1571|
This amateur film shows the work of the Surrey County Council Weights and Measures Service. The inspectors are seen testing a range of scales and checking weights and measurements at a variety of retailers and businesses. The postscript dramatises the new tasks the service will have to take on as a result of the 1968 Trade Protection Act. The film is accompanied by a music soundtrack and a narrative.
The Plant Department Move to Old Woking
The William F. Rees Plant Department moves from Cousldon to Woking. This amateur film charts the move, recording the vacant new site and the improvements which are made to it, the office removal lorries setting off from Coulsdon, and the plant equipment in transit.
A Matter of Convenience
A man searching for somewhere to go to the toilet thinks he has stumbled upon a crime scene on a secluded rural country lane, in this Woking Cine Club fiction production from the mid 1960s. Upon seeking help from the police, it is revealed to be a Woking Cine Club film drama, not a genuine crime.
Wheels at a Fair; TV Tealeaf; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; A Phoney Business; The Gremlins in the Washtub; [Players]; What Would Voo-Doo?; Mouse House; Vulgar Fractions; The Ten Best
This reel shows a series of ten short fiction films with comedic themes, produced by Woking Cine Club in the mid 1960s. Films include animations and camera trick narratives. The online clip features a burglar who steals a family's possessions whilst they watch the TV.
[“Blue Peter”: Handing Over a Puppy]
BBC presenter Valerie Singleton presents the children of Woking Grange (previously known as the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking) with one of Petra's - the Blue Peter dog - puppies.
Garden Scenes; Glenesk House Sports Day; Canford School Boat Club]
This edited family film shows the family during the Glenesk House Preparatory School sports day event, with the children participating in races and events. The next section shows a cricket match on a village green followed by the Canford School Boat club rowing on the River Thames at Barnes, and travelling via train from Woking on a trip to Bournemouth (?).
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