List of film at Surrey History Centre

  • Hersham Makes Merry, 1935 (13 mins) (SHC ref F/1). View film clips from the Clifford Spain newsreel collection on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Molesey Regatta, 1921 (3 mins) (SHC ref F/2)
  • Declaration of the Poll and Election at Chertsey Town Hall, 1931 (2 mins) (SHC ref F/3). Discover more about Clifford Spain and his films on the Screen Archive South East website
  • The Manufacturing of Vulcanised Fibre, [Shalford], c.1930s (8 mins) (SHC ref F/4)
  • Ploughing Match, Chertsey, 1922 (1 min) (SHC ref F/5)
  • Emberton Family Life, [Chobham], late 1930s (15 mins) (SHC ref F/6). View a clip of Emberton Family Life on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Old Surrey Water Mills, 1962-1963 (36 mins) (SHC ref F/7)
  • Reed's School for Boys, [Cobham] and Reed's School for Girls, [Dogmersfield, nr Basingstoke, Hants], c.1948-1954 (18 mins) (SHC ref F/8)
  • Reigate Borough Carnivals, 1926 and 1927 (20 mins) (SHC ref F/9). View a clip of F/9 on the Screen Archive South East website
  • A Year at Claygate [School], c.1966 (20 mins) (SHC ref F/10)
  • The Dennis Factory and their Products and Fire Engine Tour, [Guildford and Haslemere], c.1968 (29 mins) (SHC ref F/11)
  • Emergency Fire Fighting Equipment and Appliances, Fire Service Staff College, Wotton, Surrey, 1953 (7 mins) (SHC ref F/12)
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital, 'What the Brownies Saw', [Guildford], c.1936 (16 mins) (SHC ref F/13)
  • Church Parade, [Godalming], c.1913 and Presentation of Ambulance to the Red Cross, [Godalming], 1917 (5 mins) (SHC ref F/14). View a clip of F/14 on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Leatherhead Floods, c.1969 (3 mins) (SHC ref F/15)
  • Leatherhead War Time newsreels, c.1940-1945 (57 mins) (SHC ref F/16). View a clip of F/16 on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Fire at a school in Surrey (Royal Grammar School, Guildford), 1961 (2 mins) (SHC ref F/17)
  • 'Maxicuts' [lathes] by Drummond Bros., [Guildford], c.1958-1962 (12 mins) (SHC ref F/18)
  • Camp School, [Sheephatch, Tilford], c.1950-1951 (12 mins) (SHC ref F/19). View a clip of F/19 on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Start a Land Club [Reigate], 1942 (8.5 mins) (SHC ref F/20). View F/20 on the British Film Institute player
  • The Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage, [Woking], 1928-c.1952 (59 mins) (SHC ref F/21). Discover more about film for the Southern Railway Servant's Orphanage on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Rees Plant Department, Move to Old Woking, 1963 (15 mins) (SHC ref F/22)
  • Civilians in Uniform, [Leatherhead and District], c.1946 (24 mins) (SHC ref F/23). View F/23 on the British Film Institute player
  • Gowlland Family in War Time, [Croydon, Elstead and West Sussex], 1943-1946 (24 mins) (SHC ref F/24). Find out more about the Gowlland family and their films on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Claygate Flower Show, 1952 (10 mins) (SHC ref F/25)
  • The Staley family in Frensham, 1933 (7 mins) (SHC ref F/26). Find out more about the Staley family and their films on the Screen Archive South East website
  • Horley Coronation Fete, 1953 (14 mins) (SHC ref F/27). View F/27 on the British Film Institute player
  • Nanhurst [London County Council Nursery School, nr Cranleigh], c.1946 (15 mins) (SHC ref F/28)
  • Rifle Shooting Contest at Bisley, 1928-1934 (5 mins) (SHC ref F/29)
  • The Pageant of Farnham Castle, 1950 (6 mins) (SHC ref F/30)
  • Surrey Fire Brigade headquarters building developments, Reigate, c.1953 (5 mins) (SHC ref F/31)
  • Surrey Pentacross, Oxted, 1966 (18 mins) (SHC ref F/32)
  • Victim of Progress [The River Wandle], 1962 (12 mins) (SHC ref F/33)
  • Surrey County Council Garden Party, 1963 (11 mins) (SHC ref F/34)
  • Fan Court Preparatory School for Boys, [Chertsey], c.1930s (14 mins) (SHC ref F/35)
  • Fan Court [Chertsey], 1952-1955 (18 mins) (SHC ref F/36)
  • Claremont School for Girls, [Esher], c.1930s (17 mins) (SHC ref F/37)
  • Murray House, Ottershaw [Botleys Park Hospital, Chertsey], 1976 (16 mins) (SHC ref F/38)
  • Alan Wardle films, 1960s - Knaphill Primary School and carnivals; laying of the foundation stone of the Yvonne Arnaud theatre, Guildford (116 mins) (SHC ref F/39)
  • Everybody's Business [Fire Service training film], c.1940-1945 (13 mins) (SHC ref F/40)
  • Windmill Press at Kingswood, c.1957 (25 mins) (SHC ref F/41A); Learning in Slow Motion, Long Grove Hospital, Epsom, c.1959 (31 mins) (SHC ref F/41B)
  • Thames Ditton Village fairs, 1963 and 1964 (SHC ref F/42)
  • Walton's March for Victory, 1941 (SHC ref F/43). View F/43 on the British Film Institute player
  • Women War Workers in Shackleford, nd [c.1917] (SHC ref F/44). View F/44 on the British Film Institute player
  • St Nicholas, Thames Ditton: church events, 1950s (SHC ref F/45)
  • Walton on the Hill Pageant: 30th anniversary celebrations, 1969-1998 and Pageant, 1999 (SHC ref F/46)
  • Muller-Rowland family of Horsell, c.1925-?1940s (SHC ref F/47)
  • The opening of the M2 Motorway (Kent) construction and opening ceremony, nd [1960s] (SHC ref F/48)
  • Surrey films from the Wessex Sound and Film Archive: Farnham Anti-Aircraft Battalion training, 1940; Basingstoke and Guildford in steam, c.1968; The changing face of Farnham, 1968; English Rose III, 1967; Evans family outing to Frensham, 1940s; Evans family attending the opening of Bourne Hall, Ewell, c.1969 (SHC ref F/49). View part of the compilation featuring Farnham Anti-Aircraft Battalion training, 1940, on the British Film Institute Player
  • Surrey Archaeological Society 150th Anniversary exhibition, 2004: compilation video featuring A visit to Bottings Mill, Chilworth, 1990; Alan Paine Knitwear factory, Godalming, 1990; and the manufacture of Vulcanised Fibre, Shalford, c.1930s (see F/4 for full version). (15 mins) (SHC ref F/50)
  • 'In Farm and Field through all the Shire', Surrey History Centre Rural Life exhibition, 2002: compilation video featuring extracts from Church Parade at Godalming, c.1913 (see F/14); Cecil Hepworth films Explosion of a Motor Car, 1900; Alice in Wonderland, 1903; A Day in the Hay-fields, 1904; Clifford Spain extracts Walton, Hersham and Oatlands Cottage Hospital Garden Fete, c.1932; The Capitol's Jubilee Gazette, Hersham Makes Merry, 6 May 1935, (see F/1). (10 mins) (SHC ref F/51). View part of the compilation featuring Alice in Wonderland, 1903, on the British Film Institute Player and Clifford Spain extracts of Walton, Hersham and Oatlands Cottage Hospital Garden Fete, c.1932, on the Screen Archive South East website
  • 'Race for the Prize', Surrey in the 1950s: Surrey History Centre exhibition compilation video featuring Festival of Britain, 1951; Coronation Day in Godalming, 1953; Claygate Flower Show, 1952; Claygate Coronation Celebrations, 1953; Surrey Fire Brigade Display at Reigate, 1955; Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment; TA Centenary Year, 1959. (20 mins) (SHC ref F/52). View part of the compilation including Claygate Coronation Celebrations 1953 on the British Film Institute player
  • 'Surrey on Film: Moving images of the county in the C20th', promotional SEFVA compilation video with titles and sound, featuring Cecil Hepworth extracts Explosion of a Motor Car, 1900, Alice in Wonderland, 1903, A Day in the Hay-Fields, 1904; Hersham Makes Merry, Walton on Thames, 1935; Hersham and Oatlands Cottage Hospital Garden Fete, c.1932; and Church Parade, Godalming, 1911. (10 mins, repeating). (SHC ref F/53). View part of the compilation featuring Alice in Wonderland, 1903, on the British Film Institute Player
  • SEFVA compilation video (mute) featuring Cecil Hepworth film extracts How it feels to be run over, 1900 and A Day in the Hay-Fields, 1904; Robert Paul's Epsom Derby, c.1898; Church Parade, Godalming, 1911 and Presentation of a Red Cross Ambulance, 1917; Hersham and Oatlands Cottage Hospital Garden Fete, c.1932; What the Brownies Saw, c.1936; Clifford Spain extracts from Fire Brigade competition demonstration at Walton Recreation Ground, 1932, Hersham Makes Merry, Walton on Thames, 1935 and Coronation Gazette, Weybridge, 1935; Leatherhead Newsreels, 1940s; May Day celebrations at ?Claygate School, 1970s. (45 mins) (SHC ref F/54)
  • 'Cinema in Walton on Thames' (produced by SEFVA and Elmbridge Museum, 1994), featuring extracts from Cecil Hepworth and Clifford Spain films from Elmbridge Museum, the National Film Archive and Television Archive, including Hepworth's Explosion of a Motor Car, 1900, Alice in Wonderland, 1903, A Day in the Hay-Fields, 1904, Rescued by Rover, 1905; Spain's Hersham and Oatlands Cottage Hospital Garden Fete, c.1932, Scenes at Walton Inter-Works River Gala, 1934, Jubilee Gazette, 1935 and Hersham Makes Merry, Walton on Thames, 1935 (mute, 30 mins) (SHC ref F/55)
  • Godalming and Guildford films (used by SEFVA for Godalming Film Show, 2000), featuring extracts from Church Parade, 1911 (see F/14), Mr Fudger of Godalming Picture Palace newsreels, c.1912, Women War Workers, Shackleford, c.1917 (see F/44), Opening of the Philips Titanic Memorial, Godalming, 1913, Presentation of a Red Cross Ambulance, 1917 (See F/14), Godalming Carnival, 1924, What the Brownies Saw, 1936 (See F/13), Gowlland Family in War Time, 1940s (see F/24), and Start a Land Club [Reigate], 1942 (see F/20) (60 mins) (SHC ref F/56)
  • Woking Whirl, 1969 and 1970 carnivals (35 mins) (SHC ref F/57)
  • 4 films: /1 - Surrey Scenes, 1940-1942 (Box Hill, Esher, Oxshott, Chertsey and Hampton Court); Surrey Scenes, c.1949 (Cuddington, Effingham, Ripley, Weston Green and Heathside); /2 - Mopping up at Molesey, 1968 Floods; /3 – Demolition of Friary Brewery, Guildford, c.1960-1961; Construction of Guildford Cathedral, early 1960s; Guildford Scenes, early 1960s; Guildford Floods, 1968; /4 – Clandon Home Guard: Drills and Stand Down, 1944 (85 mins total) (SHC ref F/58). View F/58/4 on the British Film Institute player
  • BBC's Blue Peter handing over Christmas presents and a puppy to Woking Grange [Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage, Woking], c.1965-1966 (9 mins) (SHC ref F/59)
  • Guildford Cathedral: Archbishop Lays the Foundation Stone, 22 Jul 1936 (3 mins) (SHC ref F/60)
  • The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment films: /1 - Tropical Unit, Khartoum, c.1937 (3 mins); /2 - 3rd Battalion, regimental events (Devon, Surrey, Sussex and Belgium, The Netherlands), 1958-1961 (45 mins); /3 - 3rd Battalion Tercentenary Year, Guildford and visit to Belgium, exercises in Devon, 1961 (32 mins); /4 - 3rd Battalion, memorial visits to Belgium and the Netherlands, camp in Devon, c.1961 (9 mins); /5 - Presentation of the Colours, Surrey, c.1965 (15 mins); /6 - Brigade Skills, bombsite exercise, Eastbourne, c.1959 (4 mins); /7 - 6th Battalion Centenary Parade, annual camp, Surrey, late 1950s-early 1960s (17 mins); /8 - Presenting the colours, ?Guilford, annual camp ASCD, Eastbourne, c.1964 (17 mins) (Total: 2hrs 25 mins) (SHC ref F/61)
  • Fraser family films, Surrey and worldwide, (DVD 1 - 2hrs 13mins, DVD 2 - 2 hrs 56 mins) (to be catalogued) (SHC ref F/62)
  • The Stovold family at Lydling and Cross Farms, Shackleford, 1953 (14 mins) (SHC ref F/63)
  • 'Long Grove Entertainment': concerts at Long Grove Hospital, Epsom, 1986 (39 mins) (SHC ref F/64)
  • Films of the Surrey Regiments, 1930s-1961 from the Imperial War Museum: /1 - Landings on Sword Beach, D-Day, [6 June 1944], including Sgt 'Jim' Cresswell of the East Surrey Regiment (9 mins); /2 - Troops in Burma (scenes on the Irrawaddy River) including -/3 - officers of the East Surrey Regiment, 1942 (10 mins); Parade of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), in ?Alexandria, Egypt, c.1935 (11 mins); /4 - Trooping the Colour: 1st Battalion The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment in Commemoration of the Tercentenary of the regiment, 1661-1961, 1961 (12 mins) (SHC ref F/65)
  • Rope making at Shere Museum: part of documentary series 21st Century Endangered Arts, featuring 6 films of rural crafts, including: charcoal burning at West Dean; West Sussex Guild of Spinner Weavers and Dyers, Ditchling; renovation of a Hampshire wagon wheel; The Fontridge Printing Press; and icon writing by Benedictine monks at Alton Abbey, 2006. (48 mins) (SHC ref F/66)
  • Scenes of Horley and Gatwick Airport, 1950s-1960s (3 mins) (SHC ref F/67)
  • Spurgeons Orphanage, Reigate, London and Kent, nd [1940s] (25 mins) (SHC ref F/68)
  • Ockenden International refugee films – compilations (SHC ref F/69), comprising:
  • Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture and other refugee charities: compilation DVD of 16 promotional films, 1950s-60s (133 mins) (SHC ref F/69/1)
  • Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture: compilation DVD of 11 promotional films, 1959-1980 (131 mins) (SHC ref F/69/2)
  • Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture: compilation DVD of 12 promotional films,1959-1980 (70 mins) (SHC ref F/69/3)
  • Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture: promotional film about work with Ugandan, Cambodian and Sudanese refugees, 2005 (30 mins) (SHC ref F/69/4)
  • 'Sharing Till It Hurts', Thames Television documentary about Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture, 1980 (40 mins) (SHC ref F/69/5)
  • 'Ockenden Showreel 1': DVD produced for Surrey History Centre's 'The Vision' project, 2009, containing excerpts from: 'Bickerton Grange', Wetherby, 1965; 'Yangzom and Tibetan students at Keffolds', 1964; 'Suffer the Little Children', British Pathé newsreel, 1958; 'No Man is an Island', World Refugee Year film, 1959 (30 mins) (SHC ref F/69/6)
  • 'Ockenden Showreel 2': DVD produced for Surrey History Centre's 'The Vision' project, 2009 (8 mins) (SHC ref F/69/7)
  • Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture: BBC documentary 'The Airmail Orphan (Vietnamese orphan, Viktoria Cowley), 2010 (20 mins) (SHC ref F/69/8)
  • 'Ockenden showreel', exhibition version produced for Surrey History Centre's 'The Vision' project (footage as in F/69/7, with stills and footage of 'The Vision' play), 2021 (10 mins) (SHC ref F/69/9)
  • Ockenden International, formerly The Ockenden Venture: promotional film about work in Cambodia, 2001 (30 mins) (SHC ref F/69/10)
  • Arthur Haywood films: FalconWorks, Coulsdon and 1953 Coronation celebrations (To be catalogued) (SHC ref F/70)
  • Home Grown Stories: Woking community film (4 mins) (SHC ref F/71)
  • Royal Earlswood Asylum Film Collection – compilation of hospital scenes (approx. 1hr 20 mins). Please note this film is uncatalogued & has restricted use (SHC ref F/72)
  • F H Godfrey Cine productions: Kingston, Molesey and New Malden, c.1940s-1987 (1hr 50 mins) (SHC ref F/73)
  • Pathe newsreel Downland Village: Shere, c.1946 (12 mins) (SHC ref F/74)
  • Rowledge is Where We Live, 1958-1959 (25 mins) (SHC ref F/75)
  • Unveiling of the Blue Plaque in School Road, Rowledge, Farnham, 2012 (30 mins) (SHC ref F/76)
  • Reigate Carnival, 1976 (12 mins) (SHC ref F/77)
  • Wingrove family Films, Merland House, Banstead (including wartime Bantread), 1936-1943 (46 mins) (SHC ref F/78). View F/78 (part) Banstead Volunteer Services celebrate Armistice Day 1941 on the British Film Institute player
  • Blindley Heath Coronation film, 1953 (9 mins) (SHC ref F/79)
  • Willows School, Morden (To be catalogued) (SHC ref F/80)
  • The John Cant Collection: publicity film for Surrey County Council Social Services for a respite care scheme in Camberley, 1980s; 'Aigburth' (Surrey County Council home for children with severe learning disabilities, Woking), 1980s; Arts Council of Woking Festival Exhibition, 1986 and 1984; and 'Aspects of Guildford', 1980s (10 mins) (SHC ref F/81)
  • Drummond Brothers Films, 1960s (To be catalogued) (SHC ref F/82)
  • Leatherhead Repertory Theatre, 1969 (26 mins) (SHC ref F/83)
  • Weybridge Carnivals, 1982-83 (5.5 mins) (SHC ref F/84)
  • Screen Archive South East compilation 'Surrey Jubilees on film' (44 mins) (SHC ref F/85)
  • Screen Archive South East compilation 'Big Screen News': Surrey in film newsreels, 2009 (55 mins) (SHC ref F/86)
  • BBC South Today feature Historic Baseball Re-enactment at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, 2011 (2 mins) (SHC ref F/87)
  • St Anne's, Kew 'A Church for All Seasons': record of parish life in 2012 (60 mins) (SHC ref F/88)
  • Westcott First School, Dorking, 1970s-1980s (To be catalogued) (SHC ref F/89)
  • The Constructive Approach (work at the Doreen Firmin Training Centre, St Lawrence's Mental Hospital, Caterham), nd [1960s] (23 mins) (SHC ref F/90)
  • Camberley & District, 1936-1938 and 1938-1939: People, Places and Events, by John King (1hr 43 mins) (SHC ref F/91)
  • Lowfield Heath Windmill, Surrey Industrial History Group films (4), and demolition film (1). With notes. (To be catalogued) (SHC ref F/92)
  • Voss family films (Coulsdon, Chipstead, Purley and Burpham), 1930-1971 (11 mins) (SHC ref F/93)
  • Films of Oatlands, Weybridge: 1953 Coronation celebrations; 1962 St Mary's, Oatlands Centenary, 1962; 1969 Oatlands Parade '69 (53 mins. 3 films, with notes) (SHC ref F/94)
  • 'They Came to a Village', film made by Banstead Art Group, c.1958 (32 mins) (SHC ref F/95)
  • The Lord Mayor's Air Raid Distress Fund, Leatherhead, 1941 (42 secs) (SHC ref F/96)
  • Foundling Voices – Life at School. Daily life of orphans at the Foundling Hospital, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, 1930s-late 1940s (now Ashlyns School; linked with St Anne's School site, Redhill), (30 mins) (SHC ref F/98)
  • Screen Archive South East compilation of sporting films for Surrey Local History Committee Symposium, 2011 (14 mins) (SHC ref F/99)
  • Ridgway and Lawrence family films, Sunbury, Staines and Laleham, 1950s-1980s. 3 DVDs (To be catalogued) (SHC ref F/100)
  • British Muslim Soldiers, 2016 - BBC documentary about the restoration of the Muslim Burial Ground, Horsell, as Woking Peace Garden (40 mins) (SHC ref F/101)