May Day Memories! – archive film of Daventry

Local residents watch May Day Parade, Daventry 1960s.

Come along and see some original archive footage of films shot by local film maker James Green in 1960s Daventry.

Scene from James Green’s amateur movies shot in Daventry, 1960s.

These 8mm cine films were handed to Daventry museum volunteer David Adams by James Green at the museum heritage event in 2011. James Green is now the owner of “Kinema in the Woods” at Woodhall Spa but a long time before that he made some films in Daventry. The original films have now been stored for  preservation at the MACE archive at the University of Lincoln and as part of the Full Circle Heritage Lottery funded project. MACE have made a copy of the films onto DVD so that local people can once again view their screen heritage.

Daventry High Street – KW Luxury Coaches – Trip to London – 10s 9d (60p!)

Film Screening starts at 7.30pm, at the iCon Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry NN11 4FP. Tel: 01327 304800

Womens’ Running Race, Daventry 1960s.

May Queen’s Ceremony

Children watch St.George’s Day parade.


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