The Video Library
The Society has recorded its meetings in VHS video format since April 1983 and on DVD since 2006.
This unique collection includes magic lantern shows by both UK and International lanternists using single, biunial as well as triunial lanterns. All types of slides are projected including hand-painted, photographic, mechanical, lever and slipping types etc.
The Programme's include Life Model stories, early cinema, advice on preservation of magic lanterns, optical toys and many other items of interest.
Here are just a few of the world famous lanternists who have given shows at society meetings:
Dick Balzer (USA)
Philip Banham (UK)
Janet and Mike Bartley (formerly of the Magic Lantern Theatre, Monmouth, UK)
Terry and Debbie Borton (USA)
Doug and Anita Lear (formerly of the Magic Lantern Narrowboat Theatre)
'Professor' Mervyn Heard (UK)
Lester Smith (UK)
'The Gilbert's Galantee Show,(UK)
'The Traveling Light Magic Lantern Company (Keith and Jennifer Utteridge) (UK)
David and Eunice Elsbury (UK)
Derrick Speight (UK)
Don and Marjorie Attle(UK)
Daphne and Ian Mackley (UK)
Philip and Muriel Gallop (UK)
Herman Bollaert and Co. (Belgium)
Willem Wagenaar and Company (Holland)
Thomas Ganz (Switzerland)
Gerhard and Rachel Honegger (Switzerland)
M. Lindsay Lambert (Canada)
plus many others.
Members can access these videos by contacting the Video Librarian.
The Society pays for outward postage, the borrower being responsible for the return postage,
A maximum of 2 videos may be borrowed for a period of up to 2 weeks. Special arrangements exist for US/Canadian members who require video tapes in NTSC format. Contact Us for further details.