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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Old Collegians Versus Lyons CC
There as much going on off the pitch as there is on in this remarkable film which features summer fashions, stripey blazers and pipes aplenty
Amateur film 1949 2 mins Silent
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As the titles say there are more spectators visible in this amateur film than any runs being scored - as the camera focusses on those who watch the game from the sidelines; old men with pipes and player's wives and children, sitting about in deckchairs, chatting, playing or eating ice-cream
Amateur film 1935 1 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
Sand between your toes, and the thwack of leather on willow, make for a traditional British beach scene.
Sport 1977 3 mins Location: Camborne
Troon CC compete in the National Village Championship
Kent V Australia Cricket 1934 Kent V Derbyshire Cricket Purkiss Family Film No.15 Kent V Australia Cricket 1934 Kent V Derbyshire Cricket Purkiss Family Film No.15
Amateur film 1934 14 mins Silent
Lovely sport and leisure compilation of Purkiss family home movies, featuring cycling, swimming and top level cricket.
Home movie 1937 4 mins Silent Location: Caerleon/Caerllion
Caerleon Cricket Club’s players enjoy the sport in the seasonal sunshine.
Amateur film 1932 11 mins Silent Location: Birchington
Amateur film of tennis and cricket in a Kentish family garden, plus cricket at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground.
Isleham at the Haig National Village Cricket Championship Final Isleham at the Haig National Village Cricket Championship Final
News 1975 5 mins Location: Isleham
In true British sporting tradition, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Fenland underdogs Isleham are out-bowled - and a streaker invades the pitch.
Amateur film 1937 12 mins Silent Location: Surrey
The wackier side of Eltham appears in this beserk double-bill complete with guns, gods, car chases, soggy picnics, loads of booze and snogging
Amateur film 1971 5 mins Location: Surrey
From the decade that style forgot comes this bonkers comedy which shows the qualities ladies must look for in any prospective husband
Amateur film 1959 8 mins Location: Surrey
There are echoes of Fritz Lang in this short film about a shadowy figure following a child through woodland - but what is his true purpose?
Documentary 1972 27 mins Silent Location: Stratford
Slicing ham by day, gliding across a dance floor by night - introducing Mr and Mrs Rainbird, proud owners of a grocery shop on Romford Rd, Newham.
Amateur film 1952 7 mins Silent Location: West Sussex
The changing rhythm of the seasons are captured in this award-winning short film – which also features skipping, lambs, picnics and bikinis
Amateur film 1966 3 mins Silent Location: Hampshire
A film maker's attempt to record the last steam-hauled passenger and freight trains running along the West of England mainline from Waterloo
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
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