Greenpark Images Newsletter - June 2010
Watching the lambs leaping in the field behind the office here in Cornwall we thought that we should spring into action and send you a newsletter to bring you up to date with what is happening at Greenpark Images.
We are currently in the process of revising our website to make it of more practical value to researchers and other users who may not be too familiar with the wide range of footage that we offer.
You might like to look at the showreels that we have recently uploaded to the website. One is a general showreel and the other illustrates examples of kitchen related footage in the 1950’and ‘60’s that we can provide. We will be adding more showreels on other topics over the next few months.
We are trying to improve the practical value of our online database search facility and would welcome feedback and suggestions on how we can make it easier for you to use.
Please bear in mind that only about 50% of our footage is currently included on the online database, so if you can’t find what you are looking for do send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01566 782107.
Delving into the Archive
Our company has been in business in 1938 and while we have a very wide range of footage about UK social and industrial history from the 1940’s onwards, we also have a lot of archive footage about many other countries. We thought we would mention a couple of examples below.
With the ongoing interest in Afghanistan it is worth bearing in mind that we have very interesting footage of what life was like there in the 1950’s. Put the reference U548 in the database search box if you would like to see a short summary of this footage. e-mail or call us for more details.
UAE/ Middle East
We have an extensive range of footage covering all aspects of the United Arab Emirates from the 1960’s to the end of the 20th century, as well as footage covering a number of other countries in the Middle East. You can enter key words into the database search box on the website, but if you can't find what you require online, please e-mail us or call us on 01566 782107.
In addition to licensing footage, we are always looking for new ways of using our footage, particularly in secondary and tertiary education and for developing our relationship with the community.
Most recently, jointly with Cornwall Record Office, Liskeard College, Cornwall, and with the support of the Imperial War Museum, we have completed an MLA funded Key Stage 3 project entitled “A Safe Place To Go” , about evacuees who came to Cornwall during WW2. The outcome of the project is a range of courseware materials on DVD for classroom use, together with an associated website (www.asafeplacetogo.org.uk).
The project had the added benefit of providing the opportunity of training young people to carry out the video interviews with some of those evacuees, who are now in their 70’s and 80’s.
If you are interested to know more about these projects or any other aspect of our activities, please e-mail us at email@example.com or give me a call.