Title ID 1155Collection ID72
TitleSt. Mary the Virgin, Reculver - The 103rd Incumbent
Date[1958 - 1965?]
CollectionDing Dong Films pt 1
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBuildings Ceremonies Clothing Fetes Games Religious Activities Religious Buildings Villages
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRoy Bell
CameraRoy Bell
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration11 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur film recording the induction of a new Reverend, church services and a village fete in Reculver, Kent.


The film begins in black and white and shows the arrival of parishioners, clergy and the Bishop for the induction of Reverend Goldsmid to the church of St. Mary the Virgin. This is followed, in colour, by scenes of the Reverend greeting his parishioners outside the church, in their Sunday best, after a service. At the Summer fete of August 19th 1965, the villagers chat to the Reverend, play games, and enjoy refreshments from a 'Coca Cola' stand and cake stall. After a shot of the outside of King Ethelbert pub and the coastal bus, a Salvation Army band leads the choir and parishioners to the ruins of the mediaeval church of St. Mary. In the ruins on the cliffs, an outdoor church service is held.