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Enid Blyton

The Beckenham years
This newly created movie is a re-enactment of her life - from birth through to the time she became an established writer. It highlights the good times and the bad times of her childhood years.  Heavily researched and filmed as far as possible at the actual locations where the events occurred, this movie represents an accurate portrayal of many of the most significant events of her formative years, before the legend began.

Running time approximately  24 minutes.

  Winner of Best Documentary at the Kent Film Festival

Enid Blyton


Events around Orpington filmed during the 1930s and 1950s along with a few recent shots to show how things have changed.                                


Running time -
approx 39 minutes

Three Films by JOHN MANTLE
John Mantle was a prolific amateur film-maker with a number of major awards to his credit.  Here are three of his films, recovered from Bromley archives and restored to their former glory showing life in
and around Beckenham during
pre-WW2 years. They are
You can’t build without bricks
- about the local hospital,
Safer Beckenham, made for the
Beckenham Safety Committee,
Know Your Kent  - a 1930s
glimpse Kentish Villages (a new
version with commentary and up-
to-date material is in production).
Total Running Time
43 minutes


Using film created in the 1930s along with new material, this DVD covers a number of the beauty spots of Kent as they were then - and as they are today!
Watch this space!

A two-DVD compilation. The first disc covers a re-edit - with
added commentary
of life in and around
Beckenham in the
early 30s.

The 2nd disc is
a compilation of
short films of
local events
in the 30s
and 40s
Total Running
time - approx
1 hour 7 minutes