• Edwardian Summer - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    An AV presentation made for Hitchin Historical Society. Slides of an exhibition of watercolours painted at the turn of the 20th century with modern views of the same sites where possible.
    Music: "I...
  • Holiday at home 2018 - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    An entertainment for the older friends of our Church held in the school halls in July 2018. Includes Hitchin Ukelele Group of U3A.
    Music: Summer Holiday by Bruce Welch & Brian Bennett (Warner Bros ...
  • Here's that rainy day - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    The gloomy view out of the window with piano accompaniment.
    Experimental mixed media video. The photos are different crops of the same view to test the camera in my mobile. The audio and keyboard ...
  • The house with a well - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    This video was commissioned for a church service promoting the work of Operation Agri in Sri Lanka, where it is providing new, safe wells for clean drinking water.
  • Ernie builds a boat 2 - Duration: 6 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Hitchin man, Ernie Clayton, built a Mirror class dinghy in his garage. Here's a film he and his family made about the project with some background material that I put together. Thanks to Sue Apthor...
  • Telecom Australia and Sagem TX20 - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    A well-acted promotional video for the Sagem TX20 electronic teleprinter, which was produced from the end of 1977. Video courtesy of RIchard Youl.
    TX20 allowed preparation reception and sending of ...
  • Telecom Australia Computerphone - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    The Computerphone was a rebadged version of the British Telecom one-per-Desk.
    "It was based on the hardware of the Sinclair QL.[1] The One Per Desk was built by International Computers Limited (IC...
  • Sagem Telex 2000 - Duration: 5 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Telecom Australia offered this all-electronic Telex terminal in about 1978. It must have been quite a revelation at the time to those used to the mechanical teleprinters such as the Creed 444, Siem...
  • St Mary's Bells - Ring out the Old - Duration: 9 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    In 2012 St Mary's Church, Hitchin, commissioned a new ring of 13 bells to replace the existing one of 10. This video tells the story of the work involved in clearing the bell chamber and sending th...
  • For the beauty of the earth - St Mary's Choir - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    St Mary's Choir in Hitchin sing joh Rutter's setting of "For the beauty of the earth" during the flower and wedding dress festival, 24-26 June 2016.
  • St Mary's flowers and wedding dresses festival - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Flower & Wedding Dress Festival
    In June 2016 St Mary's Church, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, held a spectacular festival of 'Flowers and Wedding Dresses through the Ages'.
    The church was decked with b...
  • Why thirteen bells - Duration: 92 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    A short animation explaining the reasons for having a "sharp second" in a ring of thirteen bells.
  • Old Hitchin on Film Volume 2 Trailer - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Hitchin Historical Society's long-awaited successor to "A Century of Old Hitchin on Film"
    Available from the Society or through Hitchin Initiative in Churchyard.
  • Sleepy Hollow - A Hertfordshire town - Duration: 23 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    A slide show made in 1974 about Hitchin by Rev R. Tebbutt. By kind permission of his daughter, Mrs G. Clough who rediscovered it in 2015.
  • The way of Kings - Duration: 21 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    Film from former engineering company G.W. King of Stevenage to publicise their range of mechanical handling equipment. Narrated by John Snagge (the voice of the Boat Race).
  • Strowger Step-by-step Demonstration - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    A short training film, believed to be from Telstra showing the operation of Strowger telephone switching using a model exchange.
    It illustrates a uniselector, group selectors and a final selector....
  • The trigger telephone dial - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    The trigger telephone dial was invented in 1951/2 by GEC to replace the earlier slipping cam design.
    Its advantages are greater tolerance of sloppy use by callers and resistance to the effects of w...
  • ABC telegraph - Duration: 37 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Wheatstone's ABC telegraph in operation on the Scottish Island of Uist in the 1930s
  • Hitchin flyover opens - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    The long-awaited flyover at Hitchin opened for traffic in the week commencng 24th June 2013. The flat crossover at Cambridge junction had long been a bottleneck to trains on the main East Coast Mai...
  • Hitchin to Stevenage in a Mk I Coach - Duration: 4 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    A bit of fun using green-screen overlay.
    A still of a Mark I carriage interior with a video of a journey in 2013 between Hitchin and Stevenage.
    I used to travel in a similar carriage when I started...
  • St Mary's Bells The Happy return - Duration: 8 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    St Mary's Bells returned from the bellhangers. They were on show in the church to be admired by the townsfolk and then they were hoisted up the tower. The fittings and ropes were attached before a ...
  • St Mary's Bells: Viewing the Frames - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 5 years ago
    The new ring of 13 bells for St Mary's Church in Hitchin has been assembled by the bellhangers, Whites of Appleton.
    Bell ringers from Hitchin visit Whites to view the bells in their new frames.
  • Tilehouse Street Baptist Church in the 1950s - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    Filmed by Church member Eddie Edwards.
    The film opens with the end of a parade service. The Scouts and Girls' Brigade file out of church and parade in the car park.
    The second half shows a Girls' ...
  • Making an Audio-Visual Presentation - Duration: 6 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    This is a short presentation I made for Hitchin Camera Club to explain how I have gone about making the audio-visual presentations for the Historical Society. It concludes with a brief extract from...
  • St Mary's Bells - Casting the treble - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    The bells ringers from St Mary's Church in Hitchin went to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to see the five new small bells, including the new treble, being cast.
    The previous video gives the story of ...
  • A Century of Old Hitchin on Film - Trailer - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 6 years ago
    The trailer for the DVD of films featuring Hitchin from 1912 to the 1950s: seven historic films. Produced by the Hitchin Historical Society
    Copies of the DVD c...
  • Lowering the tenor bell at St Mary's Hitchin 2 - non-timelapse - Duration: 105 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    The Tenor bell is lowered from the tower at the parish church, St Mary's, in Hitchin Herts.
    The bells in the tower at St Mary's church in Hitchin came down in November 2012 to be recast and augment...
  • Lowering the tenor bell at St Mary's Hitchin 1 - timelapse - Duration: 54 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    The Tenor bell is lowered from the tower at the parish church, St Mary's, in Hitchin Herts.
    The bells in the tower at St Mary's church in Hitchin came down in November 2012 to be recast and augment...
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