Historian Trevor Bailey from the Windrose Rural Media Trust returns to the Electric Palace to present more archive films of Dorset life from 1910s to 1960s.
Films will include:
• Thomas Hardy remembered by the people who knew him
• An interview with Gertrude Bugler from Beaminster, who played ‘Tess’ in Hardy’s own production of ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ both locally and in London.
• A 1917 working artisan pottery in Verwood
• Seaside and harbour life in Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Poole
• A rail trip from Bath to Bournemouth featuring steam engines on the Dorset / Somerset line
• The home front in Dorset in the first and second World Wars, including a royal visit
• A hearty pub outing from the Shaves Cross Inn to Lynton
• Beating the Bounds in Poole Harbour 1950
• Wareham Coronation celebrations 1953
• The last train to Portland
• Tarrant Keynston fete in 1950s
The silent films will be accompanied by traditional songs performed by Amanda Boyd, a West Country folk singer who has been working with Windrose for the past six years, arranging and performing traditional songs from Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.