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Back to the Future

Old home movies and vintage films offer us beautiful reminders of a time when things were simpler and glimpses of how things were once very different – or perhaps how some things have remained the same. Led by the East Devon AONB, the ‘Back to the Future’ project created an online, local film archive, converting old film to digital.

OVERVIEW

This cultural heritage project helped preserve old cine film footage of vintage East Devon life, by converting films and images from various sources to digital format, making them widely available for anyone to view and admire.

Information and film contributing to the project was received from individuals and organisations throughout the East Devon AONB and helped to build a library of images from the past.

Daily farming life, seaside promenades, village fetes, orchard harvests and point-to-point races are just some of the gems collected – our earliest film comes from Exmouth in the 1930s.

VIDEOS

View the full library of digitised films on the East Devon AONB Vimeo page

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Make historical footage available to the public, local museums and businesses to showcase East Devon cultural heritage.
  • Conserve old and fragile film in a digital format for future generations to benefit from and appreciate.

KEY DATES

 

  • 2011 – Project launch 

The East Devon AONB Vimeo Channel website has been dedicated to the memory of Kimmo Evans, our former colleague, for his outstanding  contribution to the AONB.  

WORKING TOGETHER

The project was led by the East Devon AONB, with funding from South West Screen (Heritage Lottery) and Lyme Regis Museum. technical support was also provided by the Lympstone Film Society.

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