The North Herefordshire Archive Film Group, in partnership with The Bigger Picture Archive Project (run by Flicks in the Sticks), is to screen previously unseen films by local documentary filmmaker Frank Dale.

At a Memories on Film evening on Saturday, September 16, the audience will be treated to five newly digitised and released films from the media archive centre, MACE. As an amateur film maker, Frank Dale created an extensive collection of film that provide an intriguing snapshot of the 1950s and 60s, covering local events and ways of life that include civic functions, community events and rural traditions.

Anita Syers-Gibson of Cawley Village Hall was inspired to work with The Bigger Picture Archive Project and get more of Frank Dale's films digitised after the sell-out success of two previous archive film evenings. Anita said: ‘We were amazed and thrilled at the enthusiastic response. It brought together so many people from our farming community, who don’t normally come to our events. The air was a-buzz with all the memories and stories they were sharing!’

Films to be shown will include the Ludlow Hunt, garden fetes in and around Leominster including Kingsland and Dilwyn, the Walton Ploughing Match, the Three Counties Show in Leominster in 1950 and the 1950 Leominster Carnival. In addition to this, the Memories on Film evening will screen Dorothy Howell’s Real Life on the Black Mountains, an observant document of the realities of rural life in the 1960’s by a farmer’s housekeeper near Hay-on-Wye.

Tickets include a simple supper at 6pm, with the screening at 7.30pm. To reserve, call 01568 615 836.