Back to the Past at Alfreton Leisure Centre this Sunday 23rd October a day of films, books, talks and more….


An Invitation to all Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Museums, Heritage Groups, Local Historical & Genealogical Societies & Community Groups to join with us to celebrate  Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Heritage,  ALFRETON LEISURE CENTRE, Church Street, Alfreton, DE55 7BD  10am to 4pm  Children 16 and under Free, Adults £1

Come and see Kay, senior curator of Full Circle at the Full Circle stall and find out how your films can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Mr and Mrs Alvey and Tony Fisher, vice-chair Alfreton Heritage Trust with the Fred Alvey film collection! We will be screening some of Fred's films on Sunday.....

The Fred Alvey films were shot by Roy’s brother Fred Alvey. He started filming in 1955. A film enthusiast, Fred also put on public film shows at Alfreton town hall in the 1970s. The collection, which Roy has kindly donated to the archive, includes footage of the Cromford Raft Races. The collection also includes some 1950s 8mm footage shot from the window of a moving car, depicting a complete journey from Alfreton to Derby.

The Fred Alvey film collection has now been preserved at MACE'S climatically-controlled film archive and copies made onto DVD for the family and community to view

In order to achieve this, the camera was mounted inside the car, and the footage filmed by shooting still frames at intervals, a kind of stop-motion effect similar to that used in animation films. The final film, when played back, appears dramatically speeded up, and takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour of the area. The footage offers a fascinating insight into everyday life and street scenes which are often neglected by filmmaker in favour of family events or special occasions.

Organiser: ALFRETON & DISTRICT HERITAGE TRUST Vice Chair – Paul Nichols Tel 01773 604809 In Conjunction With: JACKSDALE AREA CULTURE & HERITAGE Secretary – Carol Taylor-Cockayne Tel 01773 603440 Email:

If you have any films or moving image that you would like to share with the community and preserve for future generations to enjoy then contact Kay Ogilvie, senior curator on


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