Collection Norman Family
This collection of family films created by Eric Norman provides a portrait of family and working life from the 1930s to late 1940s.
|Collection ID||1435||Reference code||K 130312|
|Dates||1930 - 1949|
|Access status||Copyright and access restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of family films created by Eric Norman in the 1930s and 1940s include domestic scenes of the family showing off their home, socialising on walks and travelling through Europe. The collection also provides views of several industrial working scenes of the Norcon Works in Chichester along with a cup football match featuring Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (Wolves) at Molineaux Stadium; their home ground.
Films in this collection:
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[London at Night in Neon Lights]
|Date||[ca. 1928 - 1935]||ID||9983|
This film shows mixed shots of London at night, illuminated by neon light from street lighting, shop fronts and marketing signage on the front of buildings and theatres. Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Charing Cross all feature with close-ups of signage and street views.
[Smoking; Football Match; Family Scenes]
|Date||[ca. 1932 - 1949]||ID||9980|
This black and white film opens with domestic scenes. The second film provides highlights of a cup match at the Wolverhampton Wanderers home ground Molineux Stadium, with the presentation of the cup to the winning team (Wolverhampton Wanderers or Wolves). The third film features family scenes in the kitchen and garden of a family house in Challock, Kent.
[Union Flag; Woodland Walk]
This short Dufaycolor film features a young boy and his mother out on a walk in a woodland with their dog. The boy holds a Union flag, waving it as he walks around. They walk and play in a wood filled with bluebells as the camera captures wide views of the landscape. Dufaycolor was an early film system that employed a matrix of red, green and blue to produce colour on film. This matrix pattern is clearly in evidence in the online clips.
[Child in Garden Pool]
This black and white film features a boy dressed in a one-piece bathing costume attempting to swim in a garden pool and playing with a boat and rubber ring. The boy splashes wildly as he plays with the toys in the water.
[Garden Swimming Pool]
This black and white family film opens in a garden, with a young boy in a large concrete swimming pool, being watched by a family group. This is followed by shots of family members swimming, two women playing with rubber rings and trying to swim with them around their torsos. A man joins the two ladies and he pretends (?) to teach them how to swim.
[Liner SS Doric II Passengers on SS Orion; Paving Coastal Road]
This black and white film shows highlights of a 35mm camera and a man wearing headphones; ship: 'Orient Line' and 'Orion London'; woman giving a speech to the press (off camera); passengers disembarking; views of liner. The second film opens with views of an empty road, taken from a moving vehicle
[Woodlands; Challock Home]
This black and white film opens with a family on a walk in woodland filled with bluebells, accompanied by their cat and dogs. An interior tour of a 1930s family home, includes a room by room view of their ornaments and decor. The family are then seen relaxing together for afternoon tea in the garden.
This black and white film documents the family's trip aboard the SS Homeric, stopping off at ports along the route: Gibraltar, Barcelona, Monte Carlo; and Tangier (?). With views of local attractions, hotels and scenery, from a moving vehicle and on foot.
George V Silver Jubilee Procession in London
This black and white and Dufaycolor film shows scenes of HM The King, George V's Silver Jubilee Procession in London. The film opens in black and white with views of London and the official procession programme details; followed by views of the procession route taken from an upstairs window and both black and white and colour footage of the procession and marching bands. Dufaycolor was an early film system that employed a matrix of red, green and blue to produce colour on film. This matrix pattern is clearly in evidence in the online clips.
[Fancy Dress Cricket; Beach Fun]
This black and white holiday film opens with a spoof cricket match, with cross-dressing competitors at a holiday camp, with chalets lining the field of play; followed by the family visiting a tower windmill and spending time on a beach.
[Wrexham; Oxford; Welsh Coast]
This multi-reel colour film (with some magenta and green cast) provides highlights of a family trip through the towns of Wrexham in Wales; the university town of Oxford; and enjoying a seaside family holiday to the Welsh coast.
[Wales Seaside Fun]
This black and white family holiday film includes views of the front garden of their holiday home in Wales and the family on a day out on a beach.
[Spithead Review and Regatta]
This film shows scenes of the Naval Review at Spithead, Southampton for the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.
[Holiday in Switzerland]
This colour film provides highlights of the Norman family on a skiing holiday in Wengen, Switzerland. With views of snow capped pistes, chalets and lodges, and other holiday makers undertaking winter sports including curling, ice skating, alpine skiing and tobogganing.
[Dymchurch; Wise Cottage]
This black and white film shows the family on the beach, parading in bathrobes and swimsuits, playing beach games, paddling in the sea and with the family cars parked on the sea front. Interior shots show the inside of a cabin 'Wix cottage' and exterior shots of the family and their dog, having afternoon tea in garden.
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