Student films

Worthing College’s Creative Media Production students, 2014-2015, have been exploring the history of Shoreham Army Camp as part of Worthing Museum and Worthing College’s Training for War project. They put together the results of their research, interviews and interpretation of the history of the Camp in a series of nine exciting films.

Every reasonable effort has been made to trace copyright but Worthing Museum and Worthing College will welcome any information relating to the copyright ownership of any unattributed material shown.

 

Exhibition Showreel

This great overview of their work contains snippets from a selection of the final nine student films and is featured in our project exhibition (see our Calendar for exhibition dates).

Historical images are provided by kind permission of: Graham Booth and Marlipins, Sussex Archaeological Society.
With thanks to: Justin Russell of Archaeology South-East, Luke Barber of Sussex Archaeological Society, the Keith and Green family, Queen Alexandra Hospital Home and interviewees, Brian Coward, Neil Hall and Ryan Caslake.

 

Welcome to the Camp

An introduction to the creation of Shoreham Army Camp.

Historical images are provided by kind permission of: the Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive; Marlipins, Sussex Archaeological Society; Graham Booth; West Sussex County Council Library Service
(www.westsussexpast.org.uk) and Drina Green.

 


The Goodchild Brothers

Explore the lives of two young recruits at Shoreham Camp.

Historical images are provided by kind permission of: www.goodchilds.org, courtesy of Henry Finch; The Trustees of the Suffolk Regiment Museum and Suffolk Record Office, Bury-St-Edmunds; Marlipins, Sussex Archaeological Society; West Sussex County Council Library Service (www.westsussexpast.org.uk); West Sussex Record Office (Add Ms 10186); Drina Green and Graham Booth.
With thanks to: Justin Russell of Archaeology South-East, Luke Barber of Sussex Archaeological Society and the Keith and Green family.


Entertainments and Sports

What do 20,000 soldiers do to pass the time when they are not training? Plus more behind the scenes footage from the students training in methods of archaeological and historical research.

With thanks to: Elizabeth Hughes at the Keep archive, Falmer; Justin Russell of Archaeology South-East; Luke Barber of Sussex Archaeological Society; the Keith and Green family and research volunteer Graham Dewsall.


Death in Camp

Find out about some unfortunate soldiers who never made it out of training.

With thanks to Steven Unsted and Jemma Gaule, Coroners Office, Worthing.
Historical Coroners report was accessed by the kind permission of the Keep archive, Falmer.

Morale and Mutiny

What kept the soldiers’ spirits up? What happened when the troops became unhappy?

Historical images are provided by kind permission of: Graham Booth, Drina Green, West Sussex County Council Library Service (www.westsussexpast.org.uk); Marlipins Sussex Archaeological Society and Patricia Gardner.


War Artists

Explore the life of Canadian War Artist, and one-time resident of Shoreham Army Camp, A.Y. Jackson.

Historical images are provided by kind permission of: Drina Green; Patricia Gardner; Marlipins, Sussex Archaeological Society; Graham Booth, West Sussex County Council Library Service (www.westsussexpast.org.uk);  Painting by A.Y. Jackson is part of the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art © Canadian War Museum (CWM 19710261-0186); photograph of Canadian signallers is part of the George Metcalf Archival Collection, © Canadian War Museum (CWM 19930003-610).
With thanks to interviewee Michael Donin, Deputy Mayor of Worthing (at time of filming).

 

Oral History Interviews

As part of the Training for War project Worthing College’s Creative Media Production students were involved in collecting oral histories from local Worthing veterans. The students were given a masterclass in taking Oral History interviews by Roger Kitchen of the Oral History Society. Students and project staff then worked closely with Queen Alexandra Hospital Home to collect these interviews from veterans discussing their training and daily life in the military in post-WW1 conflicts.

With thanks to interviewee Brian Coward, Queen Alexandra Hospital Home Volunteer.

 

With thanks to interviewee Ryan Caslake.

With thanks to interviewee Neil Hall, Queen Alexandra Hospital Home Volunteer.

 

Find out more

The Worthing College students kept personal blogs of all their classwork, including their work on creating these films for the Shoreham Army Camp project – read the BTEC CMP SubDip students’ blogs.