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TRILITH RURAL VIDEO UNIT

Description
Trilith is a media charity, based in Bourton, Dorset. As part of its general activities, which include video, TV and radio production and community media training, Trilith has gathered an extensive collection of moving images, mainly of Dorset but also from Wiltshire, dating from 1905 to the present day, including both amateur and professional work. In partnership with the county record offices in Wiltshire and Dorset, Trilith actively seeks archive film material and arranges for storage and preservation with the above partners where appropriate. Trilith’s main aim is to put these images back into circulation and, to this end, it works on high quality video copies to assemble locally targeted programmes for public showings in the communities of Wiltshire and Dorset which also feature an increasing amount of newly-shot material providing a context for the archive material. There is also a steadily growing amount of audio material which is being produced by the various community radio production projects run by Trilith. This mainly consists of short, documentary type material but also includes some original short drama.
Website
http://www.farmradio.co.uk/
Keywords
Dorset; Wiltshire; Amateur films; Rural life
Access
By prior arrangement.
Facilities
At Trilith’s Rural Media Centre, Gillingham, Dorset.
Charges
Search fees and costs of provision of viewing copies charged.
Copyright
Most of the copyrighrs reside with the original film owners.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Masters
Masters of Trilith’s own productions held. No film originals held.
Sound
Short radio documentaries and drama, from various Trilith community radio projects.

Catalogues

Digitised catalogue
Audio material digitised, but not moving images.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. John Holman
Job title
Joint Director
Telephone
01747 840750 /727
Email
johnholman@hopstep.demon.co.uk
Address
Corner Cottage
Brickyard Lane
Bourton
Gillingham
SP8 5PJ

Alternate Contact

Name
Mr Trevor Bailey or John Holman
Telephone
01747 822112

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