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.
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,
Canterbury Carnival in the 1970s filmed by Les Holtum, a keen amateur filmmaker who was Chairman of Canterbury Cine Club for many years.
Record of the Queen’s visit to Canterbury in March 1987 filmed by Les Holtum,
Cleaning the family car in Mount Road, Canterbury. It was filmed by John Purchese, a well-known figure in Canterbury.
A unique record of Mount Road in the 1950s before the Barton Road Estate was completed.