RHP Ball Plant: The Last Look (VA 27/19/1)

Amateur video of the RHP ball bearings plant in Chelmsford shortly before it closed in 1989. The sounds of the factory are audible throughout. [00:00:] Title caption; outside of factory; close-up of ball bearings; widescale views of inside of factory. [02:10:] Views of different machinery at work in the factory; employees at work. [09:45:] Sorting […]

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A Portrait of Clavering, VA 27/6/1

This amateur film portrays a year in the life of the village of Clavering in north west Essex. Most of the filming was completed during 1990 and features a history of the village with notable events during the year, interspersed with scenes of village life. [0:00] Introduction [4:00] site of castle [5:00] Bury Manor [5:50] […]

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Jean Roberts’ Mayoral Year 1961-1962 (VA 27/20/1)

Edited copy of amateur film recorded during the year when Jean Roberts was Mayor of Chelmsford (1961-1962). The footage includes Mrs Roberts completing official duties, as well as general images of Chelmsford. Mrs Roberts narrates the silent film. [00:00:] General images of Chelmsford with introduction about the film; description of the sights shown in the […]

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