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Helmdon Branch WEA - Village Film
Charity reg. no: 1112775

Will Watson
Will Watson

The Helmdon WEA branch have made a film called "Helmdon 1999 - A Year In The Life Of A Village". It was shown to members in April and over 200 Helmdon residents in June. The filmmaker, Richard (Willy) Watson, has been highly praised for his work in putting the film together, which portrayed the activities in the village throughout the year - the Carnival, the Remembrance Day service, the pantomime, the school sports, the Women's club meetings, and so on.

The film has been made for posterity, for people to look back at in say, fifty years time, and find out what made a village "tick" at the turn of the millennium. It will be sent as a video disc to the Parish Council and to the Northamptonshire Record Office, together with a typescript to explain more about the activities.

Willy Watson had the support of the local studies group, Judy Cairns, Cec Harrold, Audrey Forgham née Harwood, Val and Stuart Moir, Jean Spendlove and Liz Woolley.

It may still be possible to obtain a copy of the video at the price of 12. Please contact Audrey Forgham. Cheques to be made payable to "WEA Helmdon Branch".

A poster advertised the film

The film helped win the ACRE Millennium Award

Read what the papers say...

Northampton Chronicle    Banbury Guardian



The Helmdon Village film was partly funded by the National Lottery.
 
 
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