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Old Thorntonians Association
Henry Thornton School, Clapham

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Films

Four films taken by OTs, shown on the following pages, are available. 

Of further interest is a short film, also from 1966, at British Pathé or Youtube. Clicking on either link will take you to the film. On Youtube click on the play button, it will start with an ad, after a couple of seconds you will be given an option to skip the ad. Both sites give you the opportunity to view in full screen. On British Pathe click on arrows in top right of video and on Youtube click on Square brackets at bottom right.  The video is describing the go-kart project at HTS supervised by Mr Moscrop, the metalwork/woodwork master. His five-year-old son, Graham, is one of the "dragsters".

 

 

1949

This silent BW film, entitled "A Day in the Life at  HTS", was made by OT Arthur West in c1949. 

 

1958

Filmed by Alan Kurtz (1951-8)

 

1966

Filmed by Mike Prendergast (1959-66). The footage includes glimpses of the front of the school; the Biology lab; the sculpture is known as "The Scholar"; (probably) the Aeromodelling Society huts; Mr Phillips cycling around the back of the school; and the grounds of the former Stowey House school, which had by then become part of HTS. The "cast":  Ron Bernstein; Mike Farthing (wearing the School Captain's gown); Clive Baker (driving the go-kart, made in the metal workshop); Chris Allen (riding on the back of the go-kart); Denis Cahill; Alan (Sam) Grant; Dave Kudelka; and Ron Smith.

 

1967

 Camera operator and voiceover:  Ron Bernstein (1959-66)