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Medway on Screen: Memories of the River Medway and West Kent

Synopsis
This two-disc DVD features highlights from a year-long community history project run by SASE in 2010. The Medway on Screen project collected a series of oral history interviews and information relating to the community history of the River Medway in the twentieth century.

Disc one features highlights from the oral history recordings edited with archive film material of the Medway and West Kent from the collection at Screen Archive South East. These include memories of hop-picking, the Venetian Fete at Tonbridge, the annual carnival procession at Maidstone, rides on the ‘Medway Queen’ paddle steamer and working life at Shorts Brothers factory in Rochester. Disc one also features information about the project and the community events that took place in Tonbridge, Maidstone, Rochester and the Medway Towns.

Disc two features seven full-length archive films from the collection at Screen Archive South East, which were used as the catalyst for the project. The films date from the 1930s and 1940s, and several feature an introduction based on local history research carried out during the project. The films include WATERY TRAIL (1938) which takes us on a journey down the River Medway from source to sea and IN THE HOP FIELDS OF KENT (1930), which charts a year in the life of a Kent hop garden.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Notes
To purchase a copy of the DVD contact Screen Archive South East on: 01273 643213 or email: screenarchive@brighton.ac.uk
Subjects
Social Studies; Film studies; History
Keywords
film archives; local history; oral history; Kent

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Screen Archive South East

Email
screenarchive@brighton.ac.uk
Web
http://www.brighton.ac.uk/screenarchive/index.html External site opens in new window
Phone
01273 643213
Address
University of Brighton
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
United Kingdom

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