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SHM 01     The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, 1928  - a short film, including 1928 original
Total running time: 6m33sec

SHM 02      The History of Sittingbourne & Milton Fire Brigade
This tells the story of the local brigade, from the Insurance Company brigades in the 1800s through the formation of separate council brigades for Milton, Sittingbourne, Teynham & Lynsted, to the amalgamation of the brigades and the changes brought on by war

SHM 03 The Story of Sittingbourne - a short video - suitable for children. Running time: 3m 30sec
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98-soKJ9Uk

SHM 04  The Convent of the Nativity Sports Day, c1938 - some cine film of the sports day provided by Allen Wraight whose father shot the film. We have slowed the film to a normal speed, added some stills, other information and  a narration. Total: 14m 28sec

SHM 06 The Story of West Street told through 10 Objects
John Mount made this presentation in October 2019 


SHM 07  2001, A Street's Odyssey - A look at East Street - A grand title for just a short piece video of East Street, shot in 2001, with a brief look at what came before and what has happened since. 12m 18s

SHM 08 Key Street - The Lost Village - The key Street roundabout sits on top of a place where a settlement used to be.  6m 34s



SHM 09 The Opening of King George's Field, 1937 - The SMUDC officially opens the former Gore Court Park as a town playing field in memory of King George V.



SHM 10 1937 - The Grove - unveiling of George Andrews memorial
George Andrews JP CC gave this park to the people of Sittingbourne & Milton Regis in 1930 on the amalgamation of the two town councils.
He died in 1934, and a memorial was created. This is the unveiling by his widow in 1937.

SHM 11 1937 - RAF Eastchurch - Empire Air Day
Ted Waright and his trusty cine camera again - on a day out to Eastchurch where there were at least 30 aircraft flying or on view. Visitors were treated to displays of air combat and formation flying.


SHM 12 - Vilém Göth RAF - An eventful journey from Brno to Bell Road
This Czech pilot was 25 years old when he died fighting for the RAF and for his country. He is buried in Sittingbourne's Bell Road cemetery
















Due to the current health crisis, all live events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed. We look forward to the day that we will be able to resume our programme of events with confidence. In the meantime, we will do our best to try to bring you online experiences during this period of difficulty.
See the following on our Youtube Channel (click on the links or the images, then, if you wish, use the back arrow on your browser to return here)
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