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Hove, Horsham and Horses

Catch a glimpse of Hove's old town hall before the bull-dozers move in as well as leafy Horsham scenes and a local hunt at Patcham in this film from Doreen Combes

Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent

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Doreen Combes' film starts with views of Hove's burnt-out town hall before moving to the quaint and quiet streets of leafy Horsham. Historic building styles from Tudor inns to Regency villas are seen. At the Fox Inn in Patcham, the local hunt assembles for their wintry pursuit. Note the Watney's Red Barrel on top of the pub sign as well as the presence of the police. The film ends at a church in springtime, which is possibly St Mary the Virgin at nearby Clapham.

Doreen Combes was a member of the Brighton & Hove Cine Club.