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Glengarry Topical Film No 20

Date produced: 1934


Harold Preston

Sidney Preston


"Local newsreel events include carnival scenes at Winsford, Cheshire. Dancing troupes, decorated floats and various fancy dress characters march along the country lanes. Also features the Southport Flower Show held on August 24th,1934. Includes indoor exhibits, rock gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Concludes with the crowning ceremony of Morecambe carnival queen. Crowds of people, sitting in rows of deckchairs, watch the event taking place." (NWFA Online Archive)

It Happened in Norwich: 1933-1946

Date produced: 1933


Charles Scott


"Made by local amateur filmmaker Charles Scott, the film documents civic and public life in Norwich leading up to World War II and immediately following its conclusion. Beginning in 1933, Scott records acrobats, tightrope walkers and trapeze artists at the Norwich Carnival. The 1933 Armistice Parade features soldiers marching through the streets, halting at the eleventh hour. In 1934, Scott shows the Lord Mayor's Sunday celebrations at the Cathedral, as well as highlights from that year's Carnival. In 1935, Norwich celebrates the silver jubilee of King George V with decorations, parades, a military salute and an air display. January 1936 sees Norwich City Football Club taking on Chelsea in an FA Cup match at the newly built Carrow Road Stadium, with Scott capturing some of the action from his position behind the goal at the River End. Later that year, Scott returns to the Norwich Carnival once again, this time to catch an appearance by Hollywood starlet June Clyde. Norwich celebrates the coronation of King George VI with an extravagant street procession in May 1937. In 1938, with Britain gearing up for war, the Air Raid Precautions team practise fire-fighting and rescues, and test a new extension ladder. Following a break for wartime service, Scott returns to his film in 1946, documenting Battle of Britain Week by visiting the graves of servicemen and recording celebrations and parades in Norwich. Scott's film concludes with a visit to the home of prize-winning model engineer W.F.A. Way, who demonstrates some of his models on his garden track" (EAFA Database).


Date produced: 1981


José Luis De la Torre Agirre


Kaxarranka dantzaren erreportajea

Reportaje de danza Kaxarranka.

A depiction of the Kaxarranka dance.

Lekeitioko jaiak [Lekeitio Celebrations]

Date produced:


Benito Ansola Erkiaga


Desfile de gente disfrazada por las calles de Lekeitio hasta llegar a la plaza donde se reúnen todos y hacen sus respectivos espectáculos.

A parade of people in costumes in the streets of Lekeitio, until their arrival to a square where everyone meets and perform.

May Day Conflict

Date produced: 1948


Herbert F. Sturdy


"May Day Conflict is a well executed and skillfully edited family story film of the conflict created by the opening of the trout season and a flower festival both falling on May first. The central character is a good loser (the husband, of course!), as he accompanies his wife to the flower show after elaborate preparations for his fishing trip. Herbert F. Sturdy has deftly woven into the story pattern light, humorous incidents to provide amusing comedy relief from his fine floral closeup studies. Expert camera handling and smooth transitions lend a semi-professional finish to the picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1948, 493-494.

May Day Festival 1931, The

Date produced: 1931


George E. Mellor

New Baths Opened

Date produced: 1936


"Whitehall Newsreel featuring : Morecambe Baths opened on 27th July 1936, with a civic ceremony and female models. Followed by footage of football in Christy Park (Morecambe) then General Evangeline Booth addressing a crowd; cuts to firemen and the gutted timber yard of Hustler's Sawmills; cuts to Remembrance service and procession. Finishes with dancers dressed as sailors. Interspersed with seafront shots." (NWFA Online Archive)

New York World’s Fair

Date produced: 1939


Cyrus Pinkham


"A clever, artfully-shot, and carefully-edited amateur film of the 1939 New York World's Fair." oldfilm.org

Objectif Festival

Date produced: 1964


Jacques Chalmandrier


"Objectif Festival is a story based - on truth or not, we don't know - of an old photographer who decides to bring his camera, tripod and all, the to the Cannes Film Festival to get a few still shots. He is not prepared for the fast shooting shutterbugs of today, nor the Bikini clad French dolls that litter the beaches. Time has passed him by in more ways than one. The film has been cleverly cut to fit its musical score, and this unusual editing has earned for the film the MPD Golden Scissors Award for the best film editing in the contest" PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 50-51.

Pageant - The Ancient Parish of Croston May 1951, and Coffee Day Processions

Date produced: 1970




"Scenes from Croston village pageant, Saturday May 26th, 1951 - adults and children are seen in medieval dress, acting out scenes from the area's history. A number of 'Coffee Day' parades from 1937 to 1970 are shown, with Church groups and floats passing through the streets. The film ends with a man and two women in the garden of a house in Steyning, West Sussex." (NWFA Online Archive)

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