Theme Public Services
Screen Archive South East holds many films commissioned by civic and public bodies in the region. Significant collections of films in the archive made for public services and institutions include; the Surrey Fire Brigade, West Sussex County Council, as well as several hospitals, children’s homes, charities and other organisations in the region. Many pre-NHS hospitals and charities relied heavily on fund raising opportunities and used film as a medium to demonstrate their work and to appeal for donations.
The archive holds several pre-NHS hospital films in its collection including film of the Princess Alice Memorial Hospital in Eastbourne (1937 - 1938), and The Royal Surrey County Hospital Fundraising Film (1936 - 1937). A much later film A New Way of Caring (1974) from the Chichester Health Authority focuses on the changes in heath provision since the introduction of the NHS. The archive also has a number of films on residential homes and orphanages such as The Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage at Woking made in 1928 - 1933 and a further film made there in 1950-52, Patcham House Special School (1974) for disabled children in Sussex and 'Murray House' (1976), for people with learning disabilities in Ottershaw, Surrey.
Films in this theme:
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[Eversfield Hospital: outdoor activities; handicraft; visiting Bishop; outing to Litlington]
|Date||1954 - 1955||ID||8207|
A professionally made film with intertitles by Wallace Heaton Limited which features patients at Eversfield Hospital taking part in a number of activities such as reunions, outings and performances. The film also includes the visit of a colporteur from 'Spurgeon's Colportage Association' who is greeted by patients and staff.
[Chief Scout Visit to Chailey]
|Date||25 March 1954||ID||9952|
A film that features Chief Scout, Lord Rowallan visiting Chailey Heritage School meeting the Chailey School Scouts and Guides. Lord Rowallan tours the school buildings, visiting outdoor beds, the 'Kinnaird Speech Room' and watches an opening ceremony for a Cub Scout and Guide hut at the Chailey Windmill within the grounds. The film closes with Lord Rowallan talking to a group of young Cubs about a neckerchief woggle.
Eastbourne 45th Mobile First Aid Unit
Two films on the activities of the 45th Eastbourne Mobile First Aid Unit demonstrating the work of the National Hospital Service Reserve at St Mary's Hospital and Downside Hospital, Eastbourne.
Electricity in your Garden
A film made for the British Electrical Development Association in 1956, advocating the use of electricity to heat soil and air for propagators and beds in your vegetable garden, and electric tools to make working in your garden easier and more efficient. Roy Hay talks the viewer through the development of his year long gardening project at Hurtmore Farmhouse in Compton, Surrey, aided greatly by the use of electricity.
[Eversfield Hospital: reunions; outings; handicraft; Wimbledon tennis]
|Date||1956 - 1958||ID||8208|
A professionally made film by Wallace Heaton Limited which features patients (past and present) attending reunions at Eversfield Hospital in 1956 and 1958. The film also includes scenes from outings and a tennis match at Wimbledon during the summer of 1958.
[School Trip to Switzerland; Football Match Versus Mary Hare]
Boys at Burwood Park School for the Profoundly Deaf climb Swiss mountains and toboggan on the slopes, and play a football match back at the school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in around 1958.
[Gravesend Scenes; Family Cat; Police Station; Stanley Family]
A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring family members and the activities of police officers at a police station. The film has several empty white gaps between scenes and the image is regularly fogged in places. The film has been edited for online use.
[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.
[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||[ca. 1960s]; 1962||ID||4870|
An edited film showing the buildings and grounds of Fettes College, an Independent boarding and day school in Edinburgh, Scotland that includes by a visit from Air Vice-Marshal Ronald Thompson, Air Force Officer for Scotland in a helicopter, to inspect the Combined Cadet Forces.
Youth Newsreel (No. 2) Reports.... Sport & Adventure ‘62
|Date||24 June 1962||ID||1596|
The Youth Service of Surrey County Council's Education Department organizes an exhibition of outdoor activities for youth at the De Burgh County Secondary School in Tadworth. The day's events are filmed by the Merton & Morden Youth Cine Club.
[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.
[Surrey County Council Garden Party]
|Date||19 July 1963||ID||1632|
An amateur record of the Surrey Council Council Garden Party held at Wotton House on 19th July 1963. Guests enjoy a fashion show, an exhibition on the role played by the Council in the County's countryside, a sit-down meal and a gymnastics display.
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.
[Surrey County Council Fire Brigade Training Centre and Garden Party]
This amateur film records a garden party held by Surrey County Council at Wotton Fire Service College. Guests are entertained by folk dancing, and are privy to a fire fighting display.
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