Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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A sophisticated bookish blonde proves to be a murderer’s nemesis in this atmospheric thriller-with-a-twist from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1979 7 mins
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This thriller starts with an off-screen bank robbery and murder followed by a man walking through streets and woods wearing distinctive shoes. A newsagent's poster reads 'Bank Murder' and the story also appears in the Stop Press. The killer enters a train compartment occupied by a blonde woman reading a book. He hands her a threatening note. She, however, manages to remove the killer’s gun from his pocket. The title of her book is revealed to be The Gunman and the Pickpocket.
Birthday For Peter
Amateur film 1958 9 mins Silent Location: Sevenoaks
Peter’s birthday is one his suffering parents would rather forget in this harrowing film from the Sevenoaks Cine Society
The Broken Swastika
Amateur film 1932 13 mins Silent Location: Bournemouth
In this bizarre 1932 short film produced by the Bournemouth Cine Society, a swastika pendant becomes a plot device in a kidnapping drama.
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Silent Location: Plas Newydd
Catapult-wielding democrats take on wader-wearing fascists in this ‘Plas Newydd’ drama filmed by the Marquis of Anglesey.
A Pocketful of Fear
Amateur film 1963 11 mins Silent Location: West Boldon
Buckle up for some asphalt angst on a tense 1960s road trip on and off the A19.
It Happened Thus
Amateur film 1937 13 mins Silent Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A valuable necklace is stolen – but where is the thief?
Amateur film 1959 8 mins Location: Surrey
There are echoes of Fritz Lang in this short film about a shadowy figure following a child through woodland - but what is his true purpose?
Amateur film 1935 5 mins Silent Location: Saltburn-By-The-Sea
A gallivant around some English coastal resorts with a bunch of 1930s cine clubbers from the North East.
Woodcroft Hall Women's Fellowship Outing
Amateur film 1961 26 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
You too can see the Eastbourne sights courtesy of this 1961 amateur film
Holiday in May
Amateur film 1952 17 mins Silent Location: St Leonards
Join the Youngs as they tour a number of historic coastal towns and resorts during a May holiday in the early fifties
Day Trip to Eastbourne
Amateur film 1963 6 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
Join the Diamonds on a day trip to sunny Eastbourne - with packed beaches, a splendid pier and a visit to a model village inside a military fort
Amateur film 1969 8 mins Location: Eastbourne
A haunted mirror is the gateway to Halloween horror in this eerie tale from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1964 11 mins Location: Eastbourne
Watch these men in wellies and waders as they attempt to remove five-thousand bream from a small lake in Sussex - in a single day!
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.