Historic Sidmouth filmshow fundraiser
FOLLOWING the success of previous showings of historic footage of Sidmouth s past, another two film shows will take place next week in aid of Kennaway House s restoration.
FOLLOWING the success of previous showings of historic footage of Sidmouth's past, another two film shows will take place next week in aid of Kennaway House's restoration.
Bill Lankester MBE has compiled a film of events going back to the 1960s, together with the 1977 Silver Jubilee party, steam trains on the long gone Sidmouth branch line and celebrations for Charles and Diana's wedding.
It also features floods at Tipton St John, visited by the Duke of Edinburgh, and much more.
Earlier films included footage shot by Sidmothian Jim Hellier of the Grand Cinema fire and demolition of Sidmouth's brewery.
There will be two showings at the Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, on Thursday, March 12, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are �7 and available from the theatre box office on (01395) 514413.
- 1 Lifeguards return to Sidmouth beach
- 2 Service veterans 'crowdfund' to buy Queen's Colours flag for Sidmouth
- 3 Injured coast path walker airlifted to hospital
- 4 Sidmouth's Fire Beacon Hill will live up to its name in Jubilee ceremony
- 5 Ceremony launches installation of defibrillator at Ottery Cricket Club
- 6 Neil Parish wont stand in Honiton and Tiverton by-election
- 7 Property of the Week: Overthorpe, Cliff Road, Sidmouth
- 8 Sidmouth Rugby Club awards ceremony
- 9 Comedy and horror at Sidbury Manor in film being released next month
- 10 Concern over Sainsburys parking restriction plans
Dr Michael James, chairman of Kennaway House said: "Bill is one of our most staunch supporters. He has already raised a magnificent �5,000 by the amazing film presentations he put on in 2007 and we're very grateful to him. This new show will be equally interesting and I hope it will be as well supported as before."
He said the �1 million restoration of Kennaway House is nearing completion and there will be an official re-opening, to which the whole town is invited, on July 4.