Saturday, 27 April 2013 15:30

Film show at parish meeting - Surrey in Peace and War

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A film show is the main attraction at Chobham Parish Council Annual Meeting on May 8th to which everyone in the village is invited.

Surrey on Film 1914 -1935 - a Community in Peace and War  a fascinating compilation of films from the Screen Archive South East and was jointly produced with Surrey History Centre. It, traces community life in the county from peacetime through the trauma of two world wars and closes with the coronation celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Scenes from the life of a Chobham family, the Embertons, in the 1930s is one of the sequences. There are also films from the era of the first world war, including women war workers over in the tiny village of Shackleford near Godalming, as well as a 1920s borough carnival in Reigate, and from the 1930s, Empire Day celebrations at Woking's Southern Railway Servant's Orphanage and George V's jubilee celebrations in Walton and Hersham.

The parish meeting is also an opportunity to hear about the parish council's recent activities. The meeting at the parish pavilion starts at 7.30pm and there are refreshments.


Jennifer Britt

Jennifer is a regular contributor to Chobham.Net and is also the webmaster of the St Lawrence & St Saviour Chobham Parish website.

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