Collection Lance House
A small collection of films by Solicitor, Mr Lancelot (Lance) House, showing scenes featuring family and friends in the South East, from the 1930s to late 1940s.
|Collection ID||167||Reference code||ES 000217|
|Dates||1930s - 1940s|
|Production||Lance House (Father of donor)|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Solicitor, Lancelot House, filmed scenes of his family and friends, in Kent and on travels in Europe, dating from the mid 1930s and late 1940s. His films held at Screen Archive South East include scenes of a friend's military wedding, a sports day at his son's prep school, and family and friends taking part in leisure activities in and around Sussex and the South East.
The full collection of films made by Lance House is dispersed across a number of other UK film archives. The BFI holds films showing the building of Lance House's offices in Sevenoaks in 1934, the 1935 Silver Jubilee celebrations in Sevenoaks, the 1937 Coronation procession in London, and of his son Richard Lance, as a baby in 1938.
The Imperial War Museum holds film of his travels to pre-war Europe including his honeymoon in Austria in 1936, and a holiday in Belgium and Germany in 1937. They also hold a small number of films made by Lance House, which show military events in the 1930s and 1950s. The East Anglian Film Archive and the South West Film Archive, hold film of the House family on various holidays in the Norfolk Broads and on the Cornish coast respectively.
Films in this collection:
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People and Places
An amateur film showing scenes of family and friends at leisure in locations around the South of England with intertitles throughout.
A group of men and women sunbathe on Cooden beach. The women are seen putting on swimming hats, and the group swim in the sea.
|Date||25 September 1937||ID||352|
Scenes from the wedding of Rupert and Hilary Cochrane at St. Mary’s Church, Kippington, Sevenoaks; filmed by Lance House.
[Sports Day at St. Aubyns]
Amateur film by Lance House of a sports day at his son's school - St. Aubyns boy’s prep school in Rottingdean, Sussex. The sports day events include boys racing, the long jump, hurdles, relay racing, a sack race, and obstacle race, a “sisters race” (for girls), parents having lunch outdoors, the school marching band, boys marching, and the prize giving.
[Family scenes at Seaford]
Film by Lance House of a family holiday at Seaford and Beachy Head. The family have a picnic in a field, children paddle and swim in the sea, play in the sand, look out over the cliffs at Beachy Head, go for a ride on a miniature railway, and are seen leaving the Queen’s Hotel in Seaford.
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