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.
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Forming part of the Astor School collection, this amateur film features school boys taking part in physical education classes. The film is intended to give the viewer a genuine insight into physical education at the school and the opportunities available to the pupils. The film includes a range of sports and is accompanied with a commentary throughout.
[Knaphill Primary School: 1969]
This amateur film opens with the spring fair of 1969 at Knaphill Primary School. Pupils and their parents play on side stalls and the dad's compete with the boys in a football match. The junior school sports day features at the end of the film.
[Knaphill Primary School, 1969 - 1970]
|Date||1969 - 1970||ID||1576|
This amateur film opens with shots of the final stages of the construction of a new outdoor swimming pool; divers clear debris from the pool. At the school's spring fair pupils and their parents take part in games and watch morris dancing. The film concludes with football and hockey matches with the the school competing against the parents of pupils.
[Knaphill School; building of the new junior swimming pool]
|Date||1969 - 1970||ID||1577|
A film documenting the construction of the new swimming pool at Knaphill School. The site is prepared for the pool and excavations are carried out; concrete is laid and a cement render is applied to form the shell of the pool. The pool is tiled and filled with water; an opening ceremony is held where the children take part in swimming demonstrations.
[Film Classes at Sellaby House Adult Education Centre]
An amateur record of activities at Sellaby House Adult Education Centre. The film focuses on those participating a the course on amateur film-making.
A New School for Eastergate
This professional film with commentary and interviews charts the move of Eastergate Church of England Primary School from an unsuitable, overcrowded 19th century building to a new purpose-built open-plan site in 1970.
[BBC 'Nationwide' - Burwood Park School for the Profoundly Deaf]
An extract from a BBC Nationwide Programme on Burwood Park School, the country's only Secondary Technical School for the deaf.
[A Day in the Life of the School]
Two pupils from Burwood Park School, a Secondary Technical School for the deaf, record a day-in-the-life at the institution. The boys, who are taught to communicate through speech rather than sign language, are filmed in classes and undertaking a range of leisure time pursuits.
[School Project: Boats]
Form 1 boys at Burwood Park School for the Deaf in Walton-on-Thames design, build and test boats on the lake they have built from balsa wood in 1971. Much of the film is constituted of close-up footage of the boys' hands as they work through each stage of the project.
[Oceanography Course in Corsica]
Pupils from Astor Secondary School in Dover go on an educational holiday to Corsica, studying the landscape, the ocean, and the flora and fauna.
Fire Danger in Hospitals
This (now outdated) training film, narrated by Raymond Baxter, highlights the risk of fires in hospital buildings. The film, with commentary and dramatic music illustrates the danger of fire and advises the correct procedures to follow should one be discovered with the actions required to prevent the passage of fire and smoke. This print has significant colour fade.
Bantams at Burwood
Boys in Form 3 at Burwood Park School for the Deaf design and build a chicken house and run for a school project, filmed by two pupils at the school, Stephen Gibson and Keith Excell, in May 1972. Soundtrack for this film is currently unavailable.
[Road Accident; Police and Ambulance Routine]
An educational films demonstrating the work undertaken by the police and ambulance service at road accidents. The accident presented in this film is a fictional one involving a young cyclist and car driver.
Time to Eat
Managers and teachers working in the South East's catering industry are interviewed to explain how electricity has changed modern meals, preparation times and eating habits in this film produced by Drayton Film Productions Ltd. for The Electricity Council, London, in 1973.
[Jumble sale; christening; civic event: Laying up the colours by the Royal Sussex Regiment]
This short film shows family and civic events connected with the Gilbert family and the city of Chichester, West Sussex. The family are seen celebrating the christening of a child and the Royal Sussex Regiment are seen parading along Northgate for the final time to lay up the colours at the cathedral.
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