Members' Films for Public Shows
Programme Notes


Toy Magic                        ( 1976  -  3 minutes )
A short animated and special effects film using everyday children's toys.
Filmed on Standard 8mm Kodachrome film by Peter Wilford in 1976.
Transferred to digital video in 2015
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Harborough Floods - 9th March 2016            ( 3˝ minutes )
A short "Newsreel" piece shot in and around the town immediately after half a month's rainfall came in 12 hours during the night of March 8th and into following morning.
Filmed, edited and narrated by Mike Beech
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The Old Grand Union Canal                ( 2015  -  21 minutes )
This film traces the building of the canal from Foxton to Norton Junction, near Daventry, travelling through Husbands Bosworth and Crick, with an arm leading to Welford.  It joins the Grand Junction Canal at Norton Junction near the M1 motorway. The film describes its commercial heyday, its subsequent decline and its revival from the 1950s as a leisure activity.
Presented by Mike Beech, Curator of the Boiler House (Foxton Canal Museum)     
Written, edited and produced by Len Holden
Sound and co-editing by David Wilford
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Thomas Tresham and the Unfinished House ( 2011 – 17 minutes )

This tells the story of Thomas Tresham and the three houses he built, Rothwell Market House, The Triangular Lodge, and Lyveden New Bield. We learn of his religious beliefs and how they affected not only him, but also the fate of his son Francis.
Filmed and produced by Colin Sullivan ( Widescreen 16 x 9 format )
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The Clock with One Hand ( 2009/10 - 14 minutes )

The story of the 17th century clock, with its dial set in the centre gable of Clipston Endowed School. It is believed to be one of the oldest working clocks of its type in the country.
Narrated by John Kinchin
Produced by Peter Wilford
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Amsterdam in the Spring ( 2008 - 7 minutes )

Although not a local film, this was included in our 2009 Annual Film Show programme because of its special association with our film “A Sapphire Celebration” as it shows how the flowers arrive here in our shops.
Filmed and Produced by Colin Sullivan
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A Remarkable Rector ( 2008 - 6 minutes )

The Reverend William Hanbury, an enthusiastic botanist, became the Rector of Church Langton in 1750. This short film tells how he set up a Charitable Trust and arranged the first performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Leicestershire. For this event he installed the vast Adcock organ.
Narrated by Gillian Adcock (a descendant of the organ builder’s family)
Filmed and produced by Mike Palmer
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