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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A haunted mirror is the gateway to Halloween horror in this eerie tale from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1969 8 mins
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This eerie tale starts with a man buying an old mirror, which he later hangs over his fireplace. Joining his wife upstairs he changes into an elegant Halloween costume. Later the man looks into the old mirror and sees a Victorian scene – an intruder kills an old man during a robbery. The killer, looking back through the mirror, sees a horrible face and fires his pistol. Entering the room the man’s wife pulls off her husband’s Halloween mask and sees a bullet wound in his forehead.
Drama 1949 22 mins
Prize-winning amateur film about the fleeting affair between a housewife and a young man on a summer day.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1970 22 mins
A man loses everything he has day-dreaming his way through life
Toys Will Be Toys
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 5 mins Location: South Shields
Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1986 10 mins Location: North Tyneside
An exuberant animated short celebrates writer Sid Chaplins short story about the defiant spirit of an old miner who finds his beloved pigeon loft is under threat.
Boy and the Cat
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 10 mins Location: South Shields
A boy and his cat make mischief in the snow at South Shields in this captivating hand-drawn childrens animation created by Sheila Graber.
Student film 1972 25 mins Location: Sheffield
This bizarre science fiction film made by students at Sheffield University gives a great insight into the mindset and aesthetic of the early 1970s.
Woodcroft Hall Women's Fellowship Outing
Amateur film 1961 26 mins Location: Eastbourne
You too can see the Eastbourne sights courtesy of this 1961 amateur film
Holiday in May
Amateur film 1952 17 mins Location: St Leonards
Join the Youngs as they tour a number of historic coastal towns and resorts during a May holiday in the early fifties
Day Trip to Eastbourne
Amateur film 1963 6 mins Location: Eastbourne
Join the Diamonds on a day trip to sunny Eastbourne - with packed beaches, a splendid pier and a visit to a model village inside a military fort
.. And Other Stories
Amateur film 1979 7 mins Location: Eastbourne
A sophisticated bookish blonde proves to be a murderer’s nemesis in this atmospheric thriller-with-a-twist from the Eastbourne Cine Group
Amateur film 1964 11 mins Location: Eastbourne
Watch these men in wellies and waders as they attempt to remove five-thousand bream from a small lake in Sussex - in a single day!
Amateur film 1946 15 mins Location: Battle
Enjoy an austerity holiday in Eastbourne with the Corder family in this delightful colour film from 1946.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.