Barton Collection

Barton Collection – Film 7

Colour. 6:39min. Burma (Myanmar). 1937. The Burma-China road (via Lashio). Colour. 6:39min. Burma (Myanmar). 1937. ‘Northern Journey, Maymyo to the Chinese Frontier’. The Burma-China road (via Lashio). Goteik Railway Viaduct and Gorge with bridge old and new. Market scenes. ‘Chinese coolie convoys from Yunnan’. ‘Namkham Bazaar’. Tribal types: Shans, Chinese Shans, Lisus, Palaungs, Kachins. (film with captions)

Barton Collection – Film 6

B&W. 8min. Nasirabad, Rajputana (Rajasthan); Fyzabad, United Provinces, (Uttar Pradesh); Midnapore, Bengal (West Bengal), India. 1940-41. Sports Day and award ceremony. Nasirabad: Rajputana Rifles trainng – new recruits. Fyzabad, Midnapore: Rajputana Rifles training exercise

Barton Collection – Film 5

B&W. 1:29min. North West Frontier Province, India (Pakistan). c.1941-42. Film made by V. G. J. Barton. Frontier training. General training and warfare. Military convoy passing by Chagmalai Post.

Barton Collection – Film 4

B&W. 10:26min. Location unknown, probably Chaklala near Rawalpindi, Punjab, India (Pakistan). c.1941. Film made by V. G. J. Barton. Scenes of the 14th Battalion Rajputana Rifles during infantry training (commanded by Brigadier V.G.J.Barton).

Barton Collection – Film 3

Colour. 24:53min. Kashmir; India. c.1936. Film made by V. G. J. Barton. Road from Murree up the Jhelum River to Srinagar. Srinagar: rooftops and city scenes. Dhal Lake: agricultural scenes; boats, fishing and traffic on lake; large religious gathering (Shivratri/’Herath’). Shalimar Gardens. Nishat bagh. Wular lake. Sind River to Sonamarg: mountain scenes, rest camps, landscape and people. Mountain walking party. (film with captions)

Barton Collection – Film 2

B&W. 8:16min. Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar). 1937. Film made by V. G. J. Barton. Rangoon: Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Sulei and other pagodas. Village life. Young Buddhist apprentices. Maymyo: weekly bazaar visited by Burmese, Shans and Ghurkas. Washing at a communal tap. Fishing by damming a river. Rajputana Rifles sports.

Barton Collection – Film 1

Colour. 9:44min. Mandalay, Shan Hills and Maymyo (Pyi Oo Lwin), Burma (Myanmar). 1938. Film made by V. G. J. Barton. Shan hills: flora and landscapes. Maymyo: landscapes. The Dattawgyaint waterfalls at Anisakan and Pa He. Large attendance of Sao On Kya’s funeral, the Sawbwa of Hsipaw State (July 1938) and one of the founders of Lodge of the Sawbwas No. 5013, Hsipaw (English Constitution) – the only lodge meeting in Hsipaw. Brethren wearing masonic regalia during the funeral service. (film with captions) Background information offered by Martin Cherry, The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London.