This collection captures the family life of Charles Bernard Henning spanning the 1920s to the 1940s, mainly photographed in Seaford, the wider Sussex area, London, and on holiday in Ireland.
|Collection ID||1171||Reference code||ES 101019|
|Dates||1920s - 1940s|
|Production||Charles Bernard Henning|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection is a compilation of journal films depicting the family life and extended family of Accountant and amateur film-maker Charles Bernard Henning, spanning the 1920s to the 1940s. The majority of the films collected here depict the young Henning family at home in Seaford, and pursuing various leisure activities in the wider Sussex area. The collection also features some footage of the full solar eclipse of 29 June 1927, Jubilee and Coronation celebration in London, business trips ('Hop Farm Visit') and holidays further afield ('Asian Fishing').
Films in this collection:
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[Solar Eclipse; Visit in Ireland]
|Date||29 June 1927; 1927||ID||10142|
This film depicts views of the total solar eclipse of 1927 followed by a family holiday to Ireland, with seaside views, group outings and portraits of rural settings.
[Dublin Horse Show]
This film depicts a horse show and associated events that includes show jumping and steeplechase, held in Dublin.
This black and white film, taken while on holiday in Asia, combines family scenes aboard a boat and swimming at the beach, with views of the local fishermen hauling in their catch.
[Bognor; Derby; Wedding; Hendon]
|Date||28 June 1930; 3 June 1931||ID||10144|
This black and white film consists of four parts: a young mother and child swimming and playing on the beach at Bognor; scenes of horse racing at the Epsom Derby; family scenes and a wedding; and views from the Hendon Air Display. The extensive Derby and Hendon sections make up the majority of this film.
[Air Ship; London; Seaford]
This film is in three sections, the first shows an airship slowly moving across the London skyline; the middle section is a compilation of portraits of London's most famous landmarks; and family scenes set in a suburban garden making up the final section.
[Boating; School Sports; Drusillas Park]
|Date||[ca. 1931 - 1937]||ID||10146|
This black and white and colour film shows family leisure activity, with scenes at a boating lake (Isfield), followed by shots from a school sports day, various beach and fishing outings (Beachy Head and Cowdray Park), and a trip to Drusillas Park (Alfriston).
[Children at Play]
This black and white portrait of a young family shows, in some detail, games being played by young children in a garden. Scenes from a trip to a boating lake are also featured intermittently.
A wedding film, with joyous family portraits. The guests are seen laughing and fooling around for the camera, with short sequences at the church and reception.
[Children at Play; Seaside; Pageant]
A black and white film featuring children at play both in a garden and at the beach. The film closes with scenes of historical re-enactments at the Runnymede pageant.
[Jubilee Day; Epsom Derby; Ladycross Sports]
|Date||6 May; June 1935||ID||10150|
A black and white film depicting HM King George V Jubilee day procession in London, accompanied by scenes of the derby at Epsom and a children's school sports day.
[First Pictures in Colour]
This film is a compilation of various scenes of flowers and gardens, the seaside, children at play, a school summer fete and 'still life' compositions, intended to showcase the film-maker's first experiments in colour film.
[Dorchester Course; Children and Animals; Cattle Market]
|Date||1 October 1936||ID||10152|
A film featuring: a rabbit hunt or Hare Course event; children playing with animals and riding ponies; and a visit to a cattle market.
[Coronation; Chelsea Flower Show; West Country]
This colour film depicts the Coronation celebrations for HM The King George VI in London, together with scenes from the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, and views of the rural and coastal environs of the West Country.
[Ladycross Sports; Family Fun; Boating; Newhaven]
This film is a compilation in four parts featuring the sporting activities of the pupils of Ladycross school; various scenes of the family at leisure both in the garden and at the seaside; a boating trip at Isfield; and fishing at the harbour in Newhaven.
[School Rugby; Races; Beach]
This film shows scenes of a Ladycross School rugby match, with scenes of family life at home, at the beach, and at the races.
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