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Sat 9 September

ZZ Dorset Film Archive

Films of Dorset life from the 1910s to 1960s.

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.


Sat 9 September




£10.50 + bf Adv / £12 Door