Film archive release unveils century of memories

Film archive release unveils century of memories

Film archive release unveils century of memories

First published in News

Film clips showing events and activities from Halstead during the last century have been made available to view online.

Newsreel archive British Pathe has made all 85,000 of its historic clips available on YouTube, featuring events from 1896 to 1976.

One of the earliest clips in the archive features hundreds of Girl Guides marching up Halstead High Street.

The wartime video, from a consecration of the colours ceremony, was shot between 1914 and 1918.

British Pathe general manager Alastair White said: “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them."

A colour recording, from 1955, shows members of the Essex Hydroplane Racing Club taking part in a high-speed race around Gosfield Lake.

Visit youtube.com/britishpathe

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree