Quick Flicks

Every year since 2015 we have held an annual event in which we screen around six of the film dramas we have made during the year. Click the links below to see some of our previous Quick Flick films.
Quick Flicks 2015 ..... Quick Flicks 2016
Quick Flicks 2017 ..... Quick Flicks 2018
Quick Flicks 2019
Ann Ayre Hely project page

Town Digital Heritage Trails

In 2016 we produced six digital heritage trails for Ashby using Historypin. Each trail takes visitors round the town on a different theme.
Click TOWN TRAILS to go to the trails.

Digital Story Telling

In February and March of 2014 we worked with members of the St Helen's Church community in Ashby to enable them to produce their own personal digital stories.

CLICK HERE to find out more about this project and see some of the stories produced

Lieutenant-Colonel Philip E Bent, DSO VC

Philip Bent was killed in action in the First World War on 1st October 1917 and was awarded the Victoria Cross. On 1st October 2017, a commemorative service was held in Ashby de la Zouch and a specially carved stone was unveiled. At the request of Ashby Museum, Pudding Bag Productions made this short film about the ceremony and the life of Philip Bent.

2014 Charlie's War. This film is not available on the internet but stills from it can be seen here.
2013 A Town Divided. This film is not available on the internet but stills from it can be seen here.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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Current Projects

Charles and Mary Booth.
Another historical drama project with Grace Dieu Manor School. Charles is famous for his great survey of the London poor at the end of the 19th century but Mary also played a big part in his work. The couple lived at Grace Dieu Manor for many years.
The Witches of Belvoir
The true story of a mother and two daughters who were accused of witchcraft and causing the death of Francis and Henry Manners of Belvoir Castle.

Some of our Completed Projects

2019-2020
The Earl Ferrers murder case of 1760, a film drama project with Grace Dieu Manor School.
Thomas Pestell, a 17th-century Vicar of Packington, a drama film set in the English Civil Wars. This project was made possible with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
2017-18
1. A Step on the Ladder, an historical drama about women over 30 voting for the first time in the December 1918 General Election.
2. Two films for Ashby Town Council: The Sealed Knot visit to Ashby de la Zouch, August 2018 and Ashby Remembers, November 2018.
3. The Unquiet Grave,, a story about the tomb of the foundress of Grace Dieu Priory, Roesia de Verdon, working with the Friends of Grace Dieu Priory and Grace Dieu Manor School. View here.
4. Melton Carnegie Museum, a drama about The Marquis of Waterford painting the town red. Working with teenage museum volunteers. View here.
5. A First World War animation, Maplewell Hall School and A Century of Stories (LCC). View here
6. Characters associated with St Helen's Church, working with St Helen's Church Heritage Officer and Ashby CE Primary School. View here.
7. Terror in the Trenches, another Century of Stories project with Maplewell Hall School. View here.
8. Philip Bent, a film of the centenary ceremony commemorating his death for Ashby Museum. View on this page opposite.
9. Ashby Town Project. Two Tourist Information Films for Ashby Town Council. View here.
10. Ann Ayre Hely, A Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone. View here.
11. Murder on the Maplewell Express, a project with Century of Stories and Maplewell Hall School. View Here.
 

 

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