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LEICESTERSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE


Civic parade - Pageant of Leicester, 1932. (photo courtesy of Leicestershire Film Archive)
Description
The newly established Leicestershire Film Archive provides a clear identity for the Leicester and Leicestershire collection of the TUA Film Archive (see separate entry). It comprises mainly amateur shot material, much of which has been blown up from 9.5mm originals, showing aspects of life in the county from around 1930 to the present day. Film records include the 1932 Pageant of Leicester, the 1935 Silver Jubilee celebrations in Leicester, Coronation parades, Royal visits, local industry, transport, farming and country life in an area much neglected by film-makers. There are also documentary and other productions featuring Leicester and Leicestershire.
Keywords
Leicestershire; Farming; Transport; Royalty and royal events; Amateur films; Celebrations; Coronation celebrations; Industries; Leicester
Access
Public film shows via the annual Bygone Leicester Moving Image Picture Show. Film shows are also presented at the invitation of groups and societies, schools and colleges. The Archive has also produced a small number of videos of local interest. Films can be made available for film, video and television use, subject to copyright clearance.
Facilities
Viewing on premises by appointment. VHS viewing copy by arrangement.
Charges
Archive search fee. Charges for VHS copies, broadcasting and productions. Enquire for current rates. The archive is self-financing and all income from charges and film shows is used in the restoration and preservation of material held.
Copyright
Some copyright held. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: Rob Foxon.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Film: 200 cans, 80% black and white, 20% colour. Amateur and professional, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education.
Film components: 8mm. 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive and negative material.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Partly computerised database.
Printed catalogue
No printed catalogue at present.
Card catalogue
Available.

Additional Information

Conservation policy
Viewing copies made from preservation masters. Repatriation of non-core material to other archives with owners consent. No usable material junked.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Rob Foxon
Job title
Director
Telephone
0116 289 0531
Fax
0116 289 0531
Address
17 Kingsway
Leicester
LE3 2JL

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