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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Birthday For Peter
Peter’s birthday is one his suffering parents would rather forget in this harrowing film from the Sevenoaks Cine Society
Amateur film 1958 9 mins
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It's Peter's birthday and Mum wakes him with cards and presents. After breakfast he goes off to school, with his toy locomotive, but fails to return at 4 o'clock. While she searches around the neighbourhood, Dad arrives home to an empty house. We see Peter in the grip of a sinister man and struggling to get away. His parents keep searching and finally call the police but it doesn't look good. Suddenly, we see Mum wake up and dash into Peter's room. He's quite safe. It was all a dream!
Amateur film 1936 16 mins Location: Plas Newydd
Catapult-wielding democrats take on wader-wearing fascists in this ‘Plas Newydd’ drama filmed by the Marquis of Anglesey.
The Broken Swastika
Amateur film 1932 13 mins 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.
.. And Other Stories
Amateur film 1979 7 mins Location: Eastbourne
A sophisticated bookish blonde proves to be a murderer’s nemesis in this atmospheric thriller-with-a-twist from the Eastbourne Cine Group
A Pocketful of Fear
Amateur film 1963 11 mins 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 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?
Cine Society Functions
Amateur film 1954 17 mins Location: Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks Cine Society puts on the glitz at its annual dinner dance - with fifties fashions, waltzing and silly games involving eggs and spoons
Sevenoaks Cricket Bicentenary Week July 16-21, 1934
Amateur film 1934 6 mins Location: Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks celebrates the bicentenary of the cricket match between the Gentlemen of Kent and Gentlemen of Sussex
A Sevenoaks Scrapbook
Amateur film 1937 16 mins Location: Sevenoaks
They're on the march in wartime Sevenoaks in this delightful wartime film from the Sevenoaks Cine Society. There are speeches, parades and even fun and games for the kids.
London Line No. 113
Cinemagazine 1966 14 mins Location: Sevenoaks
If your interests happen to include rainwear, concrete in Africa, science in Sevenoaks, and gbedu drum music, then this is your lucky day...
Building of New Solicitor's Office in Sevenoaks
Amateur film 1930 12 mins Location: Sevenoaks
An innovative amateur filmmaker takes such pride in the expansion of the family firm that every stage of the new build is captured.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives in 2016
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
News 1957 1 mins Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!