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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Pupils from Astor Secondary Modern School in Dover present a filmic diary of their educational holiday to Capel and the surrounding area.
A new way of caring
This film was made for showing to National Health Service staff, and describes in detail the Government's proposals for the reorganisation of the NHS. The film describes the development of the NHS as an organisation and shows fictional scenarios of NHS use. The film ends with a speech by the Secretary of State for Social Services about the plans for change.
[Patcham House Special School]
The headmaster of Patcham House Special School in East Sussex films his pupils on a series of day outings and at sports events - the children have a range of physical disabilities.
[Patcham House Special School: holiday to Scilly]
The headmaster of Patcham House Special School in East Sussex films his pupils on a camping holiday on the Isles of Scilly. The film includes scenes of the children playing on the beach, relaxing at the campsite and taking a boat ride in a harbour.
A World of Their Own
This film discusses the benefits of "Integrated Environmental Design" (IED) by focussing on the new Seeboard headquarters at Crawley, West Sussex. The film highlights all of the IED design features of the building including heating, lighting, layout and staffing and includes shots of the building and the staff employed there.
[Patcham House Special School: Sports and Outings]
The pupils of Patcham House Special school in East Sussex filmed by the Headmaster taking part in the 'National Spastics Games', at play and on a number of class outings. The children have a range of physical needs and disabilities.
Our World: Woodcraft Folk
This semi-fictional film from 1975 presents the work of the Woodcraft Folk, "an educational movement for children and young people [which] aims to develop self-confidence and activity in society...building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and co-operation."
The Making of Kent
A documentary about the work of the planning authority in Kent, focusing on the character of Kent - as expressed through its buildings and architectural history.
21 [Headmaster's Departure after 21 Years]
A film made by pupils of Burwood Park School for the Deaf on the occasion of its headmaster's retirement in 1976. Mr. Wood had held his position since the school opened in 1955. Footage includes exterior views of the building and grounds, sports matches and school photographs, and interior views of the art rooms, science labs and dorm rooms, where pupils live and work.
[Patcham House Special School: Sports, Outings and Class Activities]
A compilation of amateur films filmed by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. Pupils and staff are seen on numerous class outings and competing at the school sports day and at the 'National Spastics Games'. The children have a range of physical disabilities.
[Patcham House Special School: Holiday to Scilly]
The headmaster of Patcham House Special School in East Sussex films his pupils on a camping holiday on the Isles of Scilly. The film includes aerial shots of the crossing from the mainland and scenes of the children enjoying time in the countryside and on the beach.
[Patcham House Special School: International Spastics Games in Southern France]
The headmaster of Patcham House Special School in East Sussex films two of his pupils as they compete at the 'International Spastics Games' in Southern France, one of whom is seen being awarded a silver medal. The film also includes brief scenes from a school holiday to the Isles of Scilly.
Woottonley House School
A summary of events at Woottonley House independent school in the summer of 1976 including day trips, the school fête and sports day.
Learning for Earning
An educational film produced by the ‘National Savings Committee’, promoting the use of school banks as a method for learning money management skills.
[Patcham House Special School: Football; playground; Jubilee; Outings]
A compilation of amateur films filmed by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. Pupils and staff are seen on numerous class outings, at play at the school and competing at the 'National Spastics Games'.
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