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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Surrey Union Boxing Day Hunt
The streets of Guildford are filled with riders and hounds in this traditional and colourful Boxing Day spectacle.
Amateur film 1977 5 mins
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Boxing Day is usually marked by a variety of sporting events one of which, until recently, was a fox-hunt. In this film you can see the Surrey Union Hunt assembling outside Guildford's Civic Hall where they meet for drinks with the Lady Mayoress. After riding through the streets of Guildford, past a variety of shopfronts, the Hunt can be seen setting off over nearby fields. The hunt has begun!
Toys Will Be Toys
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 5 mins Location: South Shields
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Closure of Snibston Colliery
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Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins
Recruits of Lord Kitchener's 'New Army' parade on Christmas morning.
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Amateur film 1940 10 mins Location: Heath
Life with the Iles family: Summer is for cycling, the seaside, tending to tortoises and meeting delightful collie pups. Christmas is for crackers and the gift of a perfect doll.
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Amateur film 1942 7 mins Location: Woking
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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
Somercotes Parish Church Sunday School Procession 1953
Home movie 1953 5 mins Location: Somercotes
The Sunday school in their Sunday best taking their message into the community.
Malltraeth: birds observed
Home movie 1955 3 mins Location: Malltraeth
Anglesey-based artist Charles Tunnicliffe swaps brushes for a camera and offers us the chance to look a cormorant in its emerald-green eye.
Chalk Down Farming
News 1965 5 mins Location: Ogbourne St George
Life on a Wiltshire farm.
Pram Derby at Tewkesbury
News 1957 1 mins Location: Tewkesbury
Warning: contains images of men wearing nappies!