Film of the Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction in 1936!

In this superb 1936 film we see waves crashing the Rottingdean seafront, a beached whale, the Mayor and Mayoress of Rottingdean opening the new public hall and the work in progress of the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill! Follow the link  below: 

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Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction

ORIGINAL TITLE[Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction]
PROVIDER Screen Archive South East / United Kingdom
PRODUCTION YEAR 1936
LANGUAGE

SUMMARY This inter titled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.

THIS ITEM IS PART OF THE SERIES/COLLECTION Francis Jefferis Williams
CLIP TITLE
PUBLISHER/BROADCASTER Screen Archive South East
BROADCAST DATE
FIRST BROADCAST CHANNEL
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
SUBTITLE LANGUAGE
GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE Rottingdean,East Sussex,Brighton and Hove,England,United Kingdom
CONTRIBUTORS Francis Jefferis Williams,Francis Jefferis Williams
MATERIAL TYPE VIDEO
RECORD TYPE ITEM
ITEM DURATION 00:08:06
ITEM COLOUR Black & White
ITEM SOUND Mute
ASPECT RATIO

SUMMARY IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE This intertitled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.

ORIGINAL SERIES/COLLECTION TITLE Francis Jefferis Williams
SERIES/SEASON NUMBER
EPISODE NUMBER
GENRE Factual
TOPIC Society and social issues
KEYWORDS Beaches,Buildings,Building Construction,Celebrations,Local Government,Trades,Workers,
THESAURUS TERMS Natural World,Construction & Property,Real Estate,Celebrations,Local government,Labour
EXTENDED DESCRIPTION The film opens with scrolling titles that read: “In bringing you this film I have endeavoured to collect together all matter of local interest, which have taken place since January 1st 1936. I trust that you may find it of interest” followed by shots from the cliff top, showing a rough sea against the shoreline.Intertitle: “This whale, undoubtedly killed by the blade of a ship’s propeller, was washed up at Rottingdean on 22nd January 1936” before shots of a pair of men attempting to move the whale from the beach and two women watching. : “A Great Day for Rottingdean. The Mayor and Mayoress Mr & Mrs E Denne arrive to open the new Public Hall.” The mayor is seen being welcomed by Rottingdean’s council representative, Miss Crookenden, as they step out of a car outside the new hall. They are led by a policeman in dress uniform. Spectators gather to watch proceedings on the opposite pavement.Intertitle: “The Mayor and Mayoress with Miss Crookenden, Rottingdean’s council representative in centre.” The group stand in a line for a group portrait before entering the hall (scene repeats?).Intertitle: “A little local interest” A wide street scene follows showing a large group of children lining the street outside “Creystone Cottage”, watched by a policeman before cutting to a shot of a stone date plaque on a building for 1935.Intertitle: Rottingdean’s ancient landmark… undergoes repairs which were badly needed” followed by a series of shots showing the Rottingdean windmill without sails surrounded by scaffolding, with men working on the mill.Intertitle: “A peep down the ladder from the top” with a shot down the ladder. Intertitle: Up here, even human beings look dwarfed.” with several people waking on the grass below. Intertitle: “From the top we get a fine view of Rottingdean” with a panoramic view of the houses in the rural landscape.Intertitle: “Skilled at this class of work, these men repair the ravages of the weather” a close up shot shows two men tending to a join in the boarding on the windmill and brushing away debris.Intertitle: The sweeps are fitted in this massive iron socket” with a close up of the ironwork in which the sails are fitted and the two men working away at clearing the debris.Intertitle: “The condition of the timber was in the main, very bad” with a close up of a man showing pieces of rotting and damaged timber posts.Intertitle: “Hand mad iron nail” with a close up of the nail.Intertitle:”Cogs of apple tree wood, removed from large wheel inside the mill” with a close up of the items.Intertitle: “…massive iron cog-wheel used for turning top of mill to face the wind” with a close up of the wheel seen through the scaffold.Intertitle: “Half way down, we peep over the top, and see…” shots follow of a woman holding a toddler, and several men working on lengths of wood laid out on trestle tables. The shot cuts to ground level where several men are trying to repair a sail, held in place by ropes.Intertitle: “The society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings is responsible for the repairs” followed by a view of the windmill at distance standing alone in an empty landscape. End Title: “The End.”
FURTHER INFORMATION
FILE NAME 8599.mp4
IDENTIFIEREUS_0D6C458FE295457A7B01A1255D511309
ORIGINAL IDENTIFIER 8599

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