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( 9.5mm )

The 9.5mm movie film gauge, introduced in 1922 in France by Pathé-Baby, part of the then giant Pathé-Frères group,
arrived in the UK the following year and was effectively the first home movie film size.

A few pages for our UK 9.5mm film club - 'GROUP 9.5' - makes it easier to update this than many individual web-pages!
If you are interested in the 9.5mm 'home movie' film gauge - films/equipment, have a read & maybe come to a film event or even join!

I have now included details of our three-weekly Pimlico meetings - held at St. Gabriels Hall, Lupus Street, Pimlico, not far
from the Pimlico Tube Station and about a ten minute walk from Victoria Rail & Coach Stations. (see the map below)

Also included are reports for many of our Annual Show & Get-Togethers

Our UK Group 9.5 Club was formed, way back in 1962 by the late Larry Pearce and the late Paul Van Someren with a view to provide a future for the Pathé 9.5mm home movie film gauge once commercial backing dissapeared. Publication of a magazine began and regular meetings were held. Weekly meetings began in August 1962 at Alperton, North London, run by the late Larry Pearce who lived nearby. Soon the meetings included an Annual Get-Together which later featured a 9.5mm amateur film competition. A number of local sections sprang up and the London Section still exists, meeting about every three weeks.

Group 9.5 Committee 2016/2017

Here's that man again - Charles Pathé! He started it all!

Watch the film made by Group 9.5 to celebrate 50 years of the 9.5mm home movie film gauge:- "LIGHTS OUT ......." 19Nov2017

See a fascinating film made about the 9.5mm movie gauge on You Tube:

Watch a 9.5mm LGP silent film "A Visit To the Pathe Cinema Factory" FR 1924

Watch an interview with 9.5mm dealer the late Larry Pearce 10June 2014

See Pathéscope's 9.5mm dealers' 'promo' film: 16Jul2016


1. The Annual Group 9.5 GET-TOGETHERS - now held at Harpenden, Herts, UK 16Mar2017 23Dec2017

2. Details of the regular London Group meetings held at PIMLICO 20Jun2018

3. The 'Group 9.5' club rules (revised 1970) - CLUB RULES 11Aug2017

4. The first fifty years of UK 'Group 9.5' - GROUP 9.5 HISTORY 02Apr2018



If you are interested in the Pathé 9.5mm film gauge then why not join the UK Group 9.5?
They produce a quality quarterly magazine; arrange a Spring Fair (Saturday 13th April 2019)
at Pimlico, London, UK; an Autumn Get-Together (Sunday 21st October 2018) at
Harpenden Public Halls, North London, UK - stalls, bring/buy, auction, 9.5 film shows etc
and also have a few regional groups (the London section meets every three weeks at Pimlico
showing rare vintage films on 9.5mm and 16mm - see menu above for the current programme)

UK subscription is £12 per year (First year £14 - including free badge!).
Send cheque/PO payable Group 9.5 & SAE to:- Malcolm Cutmore,
24 Sandpiper Close, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5QT (Tel: 01278 459335)

Group 9.5 London Branch

St Gabriel's Parish Hall, off Lupus Street, Pimlico, LONDON, SW1V 3AA, UK
Saturday 13th April 2019 from 10.30am till 3pm
Dealers' stalls, bring and buy, refreshments. Only £2 !

(Usually 9.5mm (and 8/S8/16) films, cine cameras/projectors, memorabilia etc.)

A short walk from Pimlico underground station; bus or ten minute walk from Victoria;
OK to park free at weekends on meter bays or on single yellow lines in the roads,
BUT no parking on residents bays or inside the housing estate - beware clamping!
Dealers' stalls available - £15 per table - contact Malcolm Cutmore - UK Tel: 01278 459335

Many thanks to all those who came in April 2017 - a reasonable turnout - over 70 in the hall!
I'm sure everyone enjoyed themselves and found bargains! Hope to see everyone again next year!
Many thanks to all the stall holders - there would be no fair without you!
Also a really special 'thank you' to the helpers for refreshments, ticket sales,
bring & buy, putting out chairs & tables and clearing up afterwards etc.!!
Incidentally this is a club event - none of the helpers gets paid a penny!!
(but no doubt a little profit will go into club funds)


Group 9.5

the excellent North London venue is again retained for Autumn 2018
Sunday 21st October 2018
at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1TE, UK
Dealers' stalls, bring & buy, 9.5 auction, film shows, 9.5mm amateur film competition, refreshments.

Many thanks to all our film friends who came to the recent 2017 event - sad to miss it!
Many thanks also to all the stallholders & helpers for ticket sales, film shows,
auction, bring and buy etc. Not to mention the refreshment people!
A good turnout - and again a decent profit for our club
Incidentally this is a club event - none of the helpers gets paid a penny!!
Please try to come in 2018!


Fot further details of Group 9.5 and the three weekly meetings of the London Group at Pimlico,
where an interesting programme of vintage films are presented on 9.5mm and 16mm (and DVD)
see the contents menu further up this page.



Group 9.5
Sunday 21st October 2018 - Harpenden Public Halls,
Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1TE, UK
11am to 7.30pm
Exit 10 from M1 - car parking at rear & on single yellows (Sunday)
Three minutes walk from Harpenden rail station, frequent trains from
London and the south, also Midlands and the North
Non-members very welcome! Members £4 / Non-members £5 (pay at door)
(same prices as previous years!)
Specialist dealers / Auction / Bring and Buy / Printed Film Show
Refreshments on sale all day - Tables available at low cost
For further details, tables etc. please contact:-
Malcolm Cutmore, 24 Sandpiper Close, BRIDGWATER, Somerset TA6 5QT
UK telephone: 01278 459335

*                         GROUP 9.5                   *
*      Interested in the 9.5mm gauge? Then join Group 9.5!     *
*     There is a quarterly magazine (free ads for members),    *
*     A Pimlico Spring Fair & Harpenden Autumn Get Together,   *
*     regional groups: - (London Group meets three weekly,     *
*    usually for showing rare vintage films on all formats)    *
*                                                              *
*  UK first year subscription £14 (free badge!), then £12/year *
*      Send SAE with UK cheque/PO payable Group 9.5 to:        *
*            Malcolm Cutmore, 24 Sandpiper Close,              *
*              BRIDGWATER, Somerset, TA6 5QT                   *


Just discovered the last few
- the idea of our club's past
president, the late Roger
Spence - these are good
British made men's ties in
dark blue with the club's
G9.5 motif.

£8 each (I'll pay UK postage!)

Just send a cheque payable
'Group 9.5'
with your membership number
and name & address to:-

G.L. Newnham, 22 Warren Place,
SO40 2SD

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Created: 01March2017 ...... Last updated: 23 July 2018 ...... 95group95/95group95.htm ...... © MMXV11 Grahame .L. Newnham
16Mar2017 - Annual Get-Togethers begun listings / 17Mar2017 - G95 tie advert. added
19Mar2017 - 2006 Get-Together added / 29Apr2017 - tidied, Pimlico meetings, committee added / 15Sep2017 - tidied
23Sep2017 - 2003 Get-Together added / 18Nov2017 - 2018 event dates added & 'Lights Out.." film added on YouTube
26Mar2018 - a few updates & latest Pimlico programme added / 02Apr208 - Group 9.5 history added