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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Fellowship of St. Nicholas Homes for Children, Christ Church, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Life in a children's care home is the subject of this poignant film from the late 1940s - with high teas, scouting, birthday cakes and a trip to Camber Sands
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This thought provoking film shows various homes, all named after saints, where boys of varying ages are cared for by members of the St Nicholas Fellowship. We see various activities like meals, playing cricket, swimming, studying and celebrating birthdays. The highlight is a trip by rail to Camber Sands, where the boys play cricket and lark about while being supervised by their adult carers. After an Open Day, some 'old boys', now in the forces, return to a warm welcome.