Collection 2021-009 - Digital copies of 8mm films held by the Community Archives

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CA ON00156 2021-009


Digital copies of 8mm films held by the Community Archives


  • 1948-1970 (Creation)

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12 MP4 files

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(fl. 2019)

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Sean Scally is a photographer and filmmaker based in Trenton, Ontario. Website:

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Original 8mm films held in the collections of the Community Archives.

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Films digitized by Sean Scally in February 2021.

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Twelve digitized copies of films previously donated to the Hastings County Historical Society by Pat Isaacs and Stan Else.

Films donated by Pat Isaacs of Roslin, Ontario:

  1. Parades with the Shriners, family events including children feeding a captive bear, aftermath of a fire at Robertson Block on Main Street, Belleville, Ontario, in 1954, the exterior of the Shrine Club in Belleville, a fire at a vehicle collision, a military parade and a track and field day. [running time: 15:19]
  2. Parades, including one at the Shannonville Fair and one on Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, and footage of family events and gatherings, c.1955 [running time: 13:28]
  3. General Motors picnic at Silver Lake, 14 June 1948 (including sports and games); speed boat races at the Government Dock, Belleville (with brief glimpse of City of Belleville ship); and the fire that destroyed Trudeau Motors on 20 December 1948 [running time: 12:02]
  4. Family vacation in Florida, with footage of the James Melton Autorama museum, the Sandy Shores Motel in Miami Beach, boat trips, pelicans, Zane Motel, Spook Hill road sign, orange trees, women in Victorian clothing in gardens, c.1950 [running time: 10:54]
  5. Animals and birds in a zoo and a visit to Ireland and Paris, c.1955 [running time: 4:06]
  6. RCMP musical ride at Belleville fairgrounds, 1957 and 1959 [running time: 7:34]
  7. Vacation in California, parades with the Shriners, family scenes, an event at the opening of the Kinsmen outdoor pool in Belleville, Ontario, with a band and a synchronized swimming display, crowds at the railway station for the royal visit to Belleville, Ontario in 1951 [running time: 13:29]
  8. Picton and Belleville Santa Claus parades of 1954 [running time: 11:16]
  9. Bus tour of UK including Meikleour Beech Hedge, Edinburgh, Durham, York, London, c.1955 [running time: 11:28]

Films donated by Stan Else (teacher at Moira Secondary School):

  1. Geneva Park YMCA project in Orillia, c.1966 [running time: 3:52]
  2. Women with car, nurses strike at Belleville General Hospital, c.1970 [running time: 4:05]
  3. Geology dig in Mohawk Valley, Fort Klock, c.1970 [running time: 4:23]

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