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Keep off the Grass
There's nothing but mischief, misunderstandings, and mayhem in this Amateur Cine Club comedy set in Colchester's Westwood Park.
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Colchester Cine Club present this silent farcical comedy of mishaps and misunderstandings that culminates in a big chase sequence, featuring an ensemble cast of club members, and filmed within the grounds of Colchester’s Westwood Park.
In the Spring of 1959 two keen amateur cinematographers, Don Leech and Eric Smith, placed a notice in the public library calling for like-minded filmmakers to attend a meeting at the Cross Keys Inn, Long Wyre Street. Some twenty to thirty people attended, and it was on that day, 24th April 1959, the Colchester Cine Club was formed. Don Leech was voted as Chairman, and fortnightly meetings were to be held in a room over Eric Smith’s shop, ‘Photovogue’ on St. John’s Street.