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.
Enthronement of Cosmo Gordon Lang as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1928.
A unique record of Mount Road in the 1950s before the Barton Road Estate was completed.
Record of Prince Charles’ visit to Canterbury in November 1978 filmed by Les Holtum,
Screening No.14 took place on Saturday 27 April 2019 at 2pm, and was repeated at the same time on Saturday 18 May 2019. Tim Jones has recently come across some lovely Canterbury footage from the 1930s. This will feature alongside film from around East Kent.
The screening on Saturday 30 March 2019 at 2pm in Pg09 focussed on the Hollywood-style silent films starring Count Zborowski, originally shot in 1924 by Sydney Bligh. These were never really ‘finished’ at the time so Tim Jones edited them together, added inter-titles and had music composed. The final result, The Map, was screened along with his award-winning documentary, Seeking Sydney, which focusses on amateur filmmaker, Sydney Bligh.
Filmed by Valerie Stewart, a school teacher from Deal, who started making films in the early 1970s on Super 8 to record her family.
Produced by keen amateur filmmaker, Tony Wright who was a member of Canterbury Cine Club for many years.
Filmed in the 1950s by William Furness who was a postman in Whitstable. This was shot on colour 9.5mm film which was relatively unusual.
This screening included unique footage of Count Zborowski’s 15” gauge private railway, digging up the Crab and Winkle line and a film about Canterbury buses.
Public Screening at Canterbury Christ Church University on 23 June 2012 and 30 June 2012.
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