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Special archive showings during Stroud Film Festival

For this year's Stroud Film Festival, the nice people at the Museum in the Park have been digging through their past event archives.

You are invited to drop in and take a seat in Gallery Two if you'd like to see snippets of local history captured on camera.

Perhaps you'll glimpse wool arriving at a local mill, rural crafts in the 1930s, or dazzling hand-drawn animations. A different documentary or film clip will be playing on a loop every week.

The archive shows are on Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 March, from 2pm - 4pm (free, informal drop ins)

Wednesday, 9 March: Rivers of Cloth (archive film looking at the local woollen industry, with thanks to Anthony Burton & Stroudwater Textile Trust)

Wednesday, 16 March: The Cotswold Craftsmen (black & white 1950s documentary with rare 1930s footage of historic crafts in action, with thanks to Richard Jeffs, Baim Film Collection)

Wednesday, 23 March: Halas & Batchelor Shorts (charming, witty and beautiful animated shorts from the ground-breaking animation studio once based in Stroud, with thanks to Vivien Halas)

And if you've yet to discover the Museum collection, do head over to the Mansion House side of the building where fascinating historical displays await you. Be sure to take a good look at the 'Acmiola' Sound and Film editing machine - it reveals the fascinating story of Stroud's animation heritage.

For the fabulous Stroud Film Festival programme click here 

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