Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!…..David Robinson of Sutton on Sea receives a Full Circle copy of his late brother’s film….

David Robinson is really pleased that he will be able to view his films at last! They have been sitting in his brother’s garage for years and it was only because of the advert in the local paper put in by Mablethorpe Visions group that he heard about the Full Circle project and the opportunity it gave him to get his original films copied onto DVD.

Can you identify any of these people? Some of the films in the Robinson collection have people on them who we don't know who they are!

Who is this girl? We think she was filmed in Mablethorpe in the 1930s........?

The Robinson films being viewed and assesed at MACE film archiveThe Robinson films, being viewed and assessed at MACE film archive before copying to DVD

This film had no label - the images above are from this reel.......The images above are from this reel which had no label….

David Robinson holding his new DVDs and a box of his old films. His original films are now stored safely at the MACE archive. David's late brother worked as a projectionist at the Alford cinema and collected quite a lot of old films - some of them unidentified.

John Gregory of Mablethorpe  Visions Group has been helping Full Circle with the search for films. When I  met John on Tuesday he had found some more interesting films handed in by a local lady who stored them in a biscuit tin……

Most of this collection isn't labelled so we will have to look through it reel by reel to see if it has any Midlands footage on it! There are 21 reels!

John is beginning the process of passing on films to the MACE film archive that the Mablethorpe Visions group has made. He is starting with the Mablethorpe film.  ” It’s a Knockout! 2009″.  Eventually clips of these films and others, will be uploaded to the online MACE  catalogue for everyone to share @macearchiveEdited version of Mablethorpe "It's a Knockout!" 2009

John Gregory of Visions Mablethorpe holding the "It's a Knockout! 2009" films

John says “When we’ve finished filming the latest community events we plan to put on some local film screenings showing some of the footage we’ve found through the Full Circle project”

To find out more about getting involved with Full Circle contact Kay on Kay.ogilvie@tiscali.co.uk telephone: 01629 823495 or look at the Full Circle pages on the MACE website


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