Collection Chilvers Family [?]
A collection of family films from the 1950s and 1960s, showing sporting activities including rugby matches at Hurstpierpoint rugby club, a cricket match and horse racing. Other scenes include Hurstpierpoint boys' school and family scenes of outings to the beach. Details about the history of the film-maker and his collection are currently very limited.
|Collection ID||1003||Reference code||SASE 080312|
|Title||Chilvers Family [?]|
|Dates||1930s - 1960s|
|Production||Unknown (possibly Mr. Chilvers [?])|
|Materials||FILM 9.5mm Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of family films from the 1950s and 1960s, showing sporting activities and family outings from Hurstpierpoint in Sussex were deposited with the archive with very few details about their possible origin. The collection has been linked to a Mr Chilvers as a potential source of the collection, but very little is known about the collection's history.
Films in this collection:
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[Founders Day: Duchess of York at Centenary Celebrations at Spurgeon's Orphan Home]
|Date||18 June 1934||ID||7649|
A short Pathe Gazette newsreel showing The Duchess of York at the Spurgeon's Orphan Home Founders Day on 18th June 1934. The children sing and perform choreographed marches to a large audience.
Scenes of a parade of marching bands and groups of guards on foot and horseback follow scenes filmed in a wood in the 1950s.
A black and white holiday film showing a family taking a trip in the car, staying in a hotel and the children boating on a river.
A film showing cricketers at play during a match as documented by an amateur film-maker in the 1950s.
[Family at Sandy Beach]
A film of local and family scenes filmed in the 1950s, that includes a Christmas celebration, a rugby game and family boating activity, followed by a second family scene with two young children learning to sit, stand and walk. Other scenes include the children playing in the garden, riding a horse, visiting a swimming pool and riding a miniature railway. The film also includes a brief shot of a "Le Pou Duchel" aircraft on an airfield.
[Hurstpierpoint Rugby Game]
A rugby match and Under 15s practice session filmed at Hurstpierpoint school in 1952 by an amateur film-maker.
This film shows scenes of Hurstpierpoint school boys in a swimming pool, followed by a series of shots showing St. John's College buildings. The film finishes with a set of titles for a football match but does not show the match.
[Domestic Scenes; Seaside; Sporting Events]
An edited film showing short scenes that includes family outings, at sports events, holidays, gatherings and at home in the garden. Several of the sequences have intertitles, printed on acetate and held up to the camera on location in 1962.
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