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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 27 March


Archive Films featuring the Churnet Valley, Staffordshire Moorlands

A selection of films including: the Caldon Canal before, during and after restoration; 1950s/60s rides on steam trains from Macclesfield along the Churnet Valley Line of the North Staffordshire Railway - with scenes at Rudyard Lake, Leek, Alton, Oakamoor through to Uttoxeter; the hidden village of Consall Forge filmed in the 1960s and 70s; a guided tour of the Cheddleton Flint Mill with Robert Copeland plus other items.

Wednesday 3 April


Portrait of a Village

Church Eaton is a typical rural community of about 750 people seven miles from Stafford. This video looks at the archaeology and history of the village, its cattle, pigs and sheep farming, green bio-fuels farm projects, the artisan craftspeople with studios in the village, the woodsman and other individuals. There is a feature on the Church and the choir, the School, the Village Institute, the village-owned pub, societies and sports activities - and all aspects of community life. Filmed by Ray Johnson, with an update on the Village today

Wednesday 10 April


SCVS host a selection of IAC award-winning films from the British International Amateur Film Festival 2018 - the best amateur filmmaking from around the world.

Wednesday 17 April


Saturday April 20th

This is a review and celebration of Circus throughout the world for World Circus Day, and how the Philip Astley Project has now achieved international acknowledgement for the inventor of Circus 250 years ago - Philip Astley of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. There are up-to-date action scenes of various world Circuses blended with a selection of historic circus films.

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