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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Evacuees and ARP Training exercises
Members of Herne Bay's First Aid Posts gear up for gas-attack casualties in this remarkable film, which also features a visit to the deep tunnel shelters in the cliffs of Ramsgate.
Amateur film 1939 20 mins
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Beginning with evacuees arriving in Herne Bay, this film shows men and women volunteers from the town's First Aid Post and Mobile Units conduct various emergency exercises including the treatment of gas-attack casualties while wearing protective rubber suits, rescuing bomb victims and practising decontamination. There is also a group inspection of Ramsgate's unique air-raid shelter system followed by a large church parade featuring all the volunteer services.
The film-maker, John Clague, was an architect who set up Clague's Architects in Canterbury in the mid-1930s. This is still a thriving company run by his son Andrew.
Home Movies & Amateur Film
Ibberson Family and VE Day
Home movie 1945 17 mins Location: Sheffield
Whether it’s the height of the war or its aftermath makes no difference to these children enjoying themselves: at the seaside, on V E Day and around the bomb sites of Sheffield.
V.E. Day May 8th & 9th 1945 – Thanksgiving Day May 14th 1945
Amateur film 1945 10 mins Location: Gateshead
You can almost hear the cheers in this gorgeous silent film of VE day celebrations on the red, white and blue decked streets of Gateshead
MCC Tour of South Africa - Allom Home Movie No. 1
Amateur film 1930 9 mins
Charming amateur film of the 1930-31 Marylebone Cricket Club team relaxing while on tour in South Africa.
Amateur film 1949 25 mins Location: Ben Nevis
Join four clean-cut intrepid youngsters on an awfully big 1940s adventure as they sing and cycle their way around the youth hostels of scenic Scotland in glorious colour. Tally ho!
Cine Snapshots - 1938
Amateur film 1937 9 mins Location: Hong Kong
Beautiful and engaging amateur footage of a lively 1930s Hong Kong.
They Are Forsaken: A Tale of an Island of the Hebrides
Travelogue 1938 20 mins Location: Harris/Na Hearadh
A starkly beautiful portrait of crofting life in Flodabay on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
Herne Bay's new tower block
Amateur film 1975 5 mins Location: Herne Bay
Watch Herne Bay's newest high-rise building grow from its foundations to its topping out - in John Clague's film featuring his own architectural creation
Herne Bay Pier & Prince Charles visits Westgate in Canterbury
Amateur film 1978 4 mins Location: Herne Bay
Herne Bay's pier suffers a battering in this 1978 film by John Clague, which later shows the great and good of Canterbury greeting their royal visitor, Prince Charles
The Frozen Sea at Herne Bay in 1963
Amateur film 1963 5 mins Location: Herne Bay
John Clague's remarkable look at an ice-bound and shivering Herne Bay during Britain's Big Freeze of 1963
Herne Bay Newsreel 1969 - 1970
Amateur film 1969 28 mins Location: Herne Bay
The seventies get off to a bad start in Herne Bay as the pier's Grand Pavilion comes to a sad and fiery end - all captured by John Clague's camera
Construction of the Pier Pavilion at Herne Bay
Amateur film 1976 18 mins Location: Herne Bay
There isn't a hard hat to be seen in this film about the construction of Herne Bay's Pier Pavilion - made by it's architect, John Clague
Herne Bay Newsreel 1963
Amateur film 1963 14 mins Location: Herne Bay
John Clague's smashing film records 1963 in Herne Bay - the year when Ken Russell and his cast and crew came to town for some French Dressing
News 1966 1 mins Location: Dorset
Automated enforcement is the new way police are clamping down on traffic offenders.
Jeremy Thorpe and Peter Bessell 1964-1967
News 1964 15 mins Location: Devon
The 1964 election of Liberal MPs in the South West is celebrated but beneath there is another side to the high level affairs of the Liberal Party.
Mexican Fiesta in Totnes
News 1966 2 mins Location: Totnes
The Mexican Fiesta hits town and brings with it Aztec glory and sombreros!
The Price of Television
News 1962 6 mins Location: Plymouth
Interviews on the streets of Plymouth following the publication of the Pilkington Report on the future of television and broadcasting.
News 1968 1 mins Location: Great Torrington
Dairy woman set to retire after fifty years of milk deliveries in and around Torrington.
Our Rotary Holiday in Cornwall
Non-Fiction 1947 17 mins Location: Gorran Haven
Rotarians and their wives holiday in Cornwall in post-war Britain.