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A GOLDEN DAY AT CHEW

A wonderful record of the day in April 1956 when the new young Queen Elizabeth came to the Chew valley to officially open Chew valley lake.
Interweaving archive footage with the stories of those who were there this film builds a colourful picture of a memorable day. Made for...

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YOUNG FILM MAKERS COMPETITION 2022
Launched by Chew Valley Films and the Mendip Times in July 2022 this competition was for film makers under 16 years of age. The films could be on any subject and in any style, but had to be under 5 minutes. Closing date was September 10th. Thank you to all who e...

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REMEMBERING CORONATION DAY

Jun 4, 2022 – Jun 3, 2023

As we reflect on the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth ll this film was made to celebrate her platinum jubilee in June 2022.
Not many people can remember coronation day, June 2nd 1953.
But seventeen of the Chew valley's older villagers share their memories of that eventful day. The different s...

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CHOTA CASTLE AND THE PAPER BAG KING

This film tells the story of Edgar Bowden who after a difficult childhood in Easton in Bristol became a successful businessman and moved his family into Chota Castle near Chew Magna after WW2. As a young teenager he came up with the idea of supplying sweet sho...

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Chew Valley People - KATHERINE at The Round House, Stanton Drew.

Katherine allows us a rare glimpse inside her tiny historic home and tells us why she loves living there. See the Chew Valley People playlist for more films about local people.

CHEW MAGNA DUCK RACE DAY

After more than a year with no village events the Chew Magna Society moved the Duck Race from May to September in 2021. They pulled out all the stops and were blessed with great weather and a good crowd. This film captures all the warmth and fun of a very special event.

A GRAND DAY OUT AT CHEW STOKE HARVEST HOME

After a rare gap due to COVID this famous annual event made a welcome return in 2021. Enjoy all the fun of the fair at this colourful event. Including a fun dog show, lots of colourful stalls and toe tapping music from the Twerzels.

CHEW MAGNA BELLS RESTORATION

John Sewart tells us about the history of the bells in St Andrew's, Chew Magna and the current restoration work they are undergoing..
You can also now see CHEW BELLS ON VIEW when the two famous Bilbie bells come out of the tower and can be seen up close. Both films ...

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Chew Valley People - CLIFFORD PEARCE, butcher Chew Magna.

Filmed in 2016 but recently re-edited this chat with Cliff shows his affection for Chew Magna, where he grew up and the family shop he has run for more than forty years. See the Chew Valley People Playlist for other short films about loca...

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Community Youtube Channel

This is the website for a local Youtube channel where you will find lots of films that celebrate the beautiful Chew Valley south of Bristol, and the people who live and work here. We will regularly be updating our content so to be sure you don't miss anything please subscribe by clicking on our tree symbol at the bottom right of all our films. 
If you have any stories or films you'd like to share we would love to hear from you. chewvalleyfilms@gmail.com



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