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The archive was founded and developed by Ray Johnson and is housed at Staffordshire University – forming one of the Special Collections. In addition to the original archive films collected, there are many hours of complementary video material generated by Ray to inform and enhance the period films – location filming, interviews, relevant visual materials and complete documentary video productions.

All SFA screenings are free of charge and start at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Please note that seats cannot be reserved - arrive early to avoid disappointment.

For more details please visit the SFA website here.

Wednesday 19 June

THE FILMS OF ALAN WILLIAMSON

Alan is a noted farmer at Endon, and has been filming since the 1950s, capturing farming with horses, steam lorries, traction engines - and community events in Endon since 1955.

Alan also took valuable colour film of steam trains between Stoke and Leek (the line was closed in 1956) and on into the Staffordshire Moorlands. All film sequences have been recently digitised and have personal commentaries by Alan himself.

Wednesday 26 June

WAITING FOR THE LAST TRAIN TO BUDAPEST

An update on the Hungarian project to adapt Richard Pekar's book "Last Train to Budapest" into a feature film. Featuring recent filming sessions in Blackpool - which hosted the refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Hungary in 1956 - and locally, reports on activity in Budapest itself and a re-showing of the pilot film produced at the University to show the potential of a cinema dramatisation of this story of Richard's father in escaping his homeland to come to settle in Stoke-on-Trent.

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