The launch of our new DVD series produced with the Lincolnshire Film Archive has been well received with local TV news features being aired. BBC Look North recently presented a two minute package detailing the fascinating content of this film and talking to DVD researcher and narrater Alan Stennett about an era gone by. ITV’s Calendar News also featured the new DVD series showing much of the historic archive with scenes across the county.
During an interview Alan Stennett stated “Getting yourself on film then was very rare, very unusal and very expensive. So what is for us utterly commonplace to them was really new and really special. You really did think ‘crikey I’ve made it, I’m on film'”. With regard to historical seaside holidays Alan explained “There was Dad in his three-piece suit, waistcoat, jacket, trousers, tie heading down on to the beach. His wife following on in a long skirt and almost high healed shoes – that you wouldn’t really expect to see nowadays”.
Lincolnshire – A Century on Film DVD Series provides an insight into life in Lincolnshire in the early twentieth century. Featuring home movies and recordings of state visits there’s film dating from 1901 when cameras were massive, heavy and hand cranked.
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