In the summer of 1924 millionaire racing driver, Count Zborowski made a series of home movies with friends, attempting to replicate favourite scenes from silent Hollywood films.
The documentary, ‘Peter Watkins and the Playcraft Film Unit’ (2017) by Tim Jones focuses upon the five amateur films produced between 1957 and 1962 by Peter Watkins and Playcraft, a Canterbury-based amateur drama group.
The documentary Seeking Sydney, explores the work and life of Sydney Bligh. Bligh specialised in making newsreels of Canterbury during the 1930s, many of which were filmed in colour.
An army parade at the cricket ground shot by George Page on 9.5mm film.https://vimeo.com/344986883
Enthronement of Cosmo Gordon Lang as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1928.
Film of a recruitment march in Canterbury. This was shot on 9.5mm by George Page,
Film of the British Legion Parade in Canterbury featuring Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Jellicoe.
Destruction by fire of Denne’s Mill (often called Abbot’s Mill) in 1933.
Simon Langton Boys School Sports in 1935. This was filmed by by Sydney Bligh who was a keen amateur filmmaker,
Canterbury Carnival in 1935. This was filmed by Sydney Bligh who was a keen amateur filmmaker,