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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Patcham House Special School: Jubilee River Trip; School Sports
A compilation of amateur films filmed by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. Pupils and staff are seen taking part in sports on the school field, enjoying a trip on the Woolwich Ferry on Jubilee Day and competing at the 'International Spastics Games' in Edinburgh.
This amateur film records teenage girls from the Astor Secondary Modern School in Dover being taught various aspects of childcare.
The Sea Has Many Voices
An educational film focussing on the work of the North Foreland coastal radio station, Kent. Through the use of fictional scenarios, the film demonstrates how radio communications with shipping operate and how the coastal radio stations, HM Coastguard, RNLI and RAF communicates when coordinating a rescue at sea.
The William Harvey Hospital
This amateur film with commentary tours the newly opened William Harvey Hospital in Kent, exploring the public and private areas of the large NHS institution.
[Patcham House Special School: Sport activities etc.]
A compilation of amateur films filmed by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. Pupils and staff are seen on numerous class outings, parents organise a fete at the school and the children compete at the 'National Spastics Games'.
[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 and relaxing at the campsite.
[Patcham House Special School: Fete etc.]
A compilation of amateur films made by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. The children, who have range of physical disabilities are seen at a carnival in London to mark the 50th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, at various sports days, and on class outings to Alfriston, Eastbourne and Bodiam Castle.
[Patcham House Special School: Small Aircraft Flight etc.]
|Date||1980 - 1981||ID||95|
A compilation of amateur films filmed by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. Children and staff enjoy outings and parties in the local area and take part in the regional and national 'Spastics Games'. The school also receives a visit from Forfars bakery who exhibit a special cake at the school.
[Patcham House Special School: Party time etc.]
A compilation of amateur films made by the headmaster of Patcham House Special School. The film contains scenes of the children enjoying parties and class outings in the local area, a visit by mounted police to the school and an East Sussex Special Schools Sports Day at Withdean Stadium, Brighton.
A Day in the Life of Woottonley House School
A well constructed film made from the pupil’s perspective showing classes and activities during a day at Woottonley House independent school.
Pupils at Burwood Park School for the Deaf in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, produce a fiction film about poor table manners at breakfast.
[Patcham Middle School Outings]
An amateur compilation filmed at Patcham Middle School Sports Day by Michael Gillings, with later scenes filmed by Neville Gillings showing his friends on an outing to a farm with his father's camera, in around 1984.
[Visit to Schleswig School for the Deaf]
Animated titles and pictures narrate a trip made by Year 2 pupils at Burwood Park School for the Profoundly Deaf to Schleswig School for the Deaf in Germany in 1984.
Getting Your Own Back
|Date||[ca. mid 1980s]||ID||7946|
From a domestic kitchen to the local sewage treatment works and back again; the story of water treatment produced by John Boice and the Woking Film Makers. The voiceover explains the technical process of removing the solid waste and large debris from waste water, as it passes through the water plant. Scenes also show the main pumping station machinery, the sedimentation tanks, aerators and quality testing process before the water is returned to the river.
This educational film is aimed at children and young people to warn them of the dangers of electricity. The film features a number of scenarios where children are electrocuted; a group of teenage boys are seen throughout the film; they ignore all the warnings resulting in two of the boys being killed when they trespass onto the site of an electricity substation to retrieve a football.
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