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Rare archive film of Herefordshire goes on show
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The films will be shown in February and March.

Rare archive films of Herefordshire in the early 20th century is to be screened across the county.

It's the result of the work of 13 volunteer film archivists, who have catalogued hitherto unviewed footage from the Huntley Film Archives.

They've uncovered early material shot by Hereford-born photographic innovator, Alfred Watkins.

This includes film showing volunteers marching out of Hereford in 1914 to fight in World War 1.

Other films feature the Hereford May Fair circa 1910, cider-making in the 1930s, the cattle market in the 1940s and Leominster Three Counties Fair in the 1950s.

The screenings have been organised at rural venues across Herefordshire and Shropshire by Flicks In The Sticks.

They are part of the REWIND project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Screen West Midlands' Digital Film Archive Fund.

The best archive material from the project, with voice-over narration, will also be released on DVD.




SEE ALSO
Archive films of the two counties
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