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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Haywards Heath 1962
Haywards Heath is given the narrative touch in this unusual film from 1962. At first it's a film about the town but it evolves into a sardonic commentary on the local rates.
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Haywards Heath looks quite well-set and contented in this unusual film which groups its subject matter into various headings, all revealed on bits of paper. We see recreation areas, a miniature railway and children in a paddling pool before seeing a selection of schools and places of worship. We see shops on the High St as well as passing traffic before the film changes to a visual essay on what and where local ratepayer's money gets spent, using coins to illustrate the point.