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.
This film is part of Free
The Manufacture of Cricket Bats and Other Stories
John P Howard's superb film shows how cricket bats are made as well as a variety of other stories like cutting records to Air Ministers at Hendon
From the collection of:
John Purvis Howard's captivating film magazine for the Eltham Cine Society, shows the production of cricket bats at the Gradidge Workshop in Woolwich, flowering trees and shrubs in an Eltham park and in St James' Park in London, Blackpool's illuminations, a song being recorded onto shellac discs and a ministerial trip to RAF Hendon - where the ministers then fly onwards to RAF Biggin Hill to inspect an experimental new aircraft called the Martin-Baker MB2.