Collection Lockwood Family
This collection features a mix of domestic and military life as recorded by Ken Lockwood and family in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes Ken Lockwood's squadron from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey regiment undergoing military exercises and off-duty in the run up to the Second World War, many filmed using Dufaycolor, an early colour film stock.
|Collection ID||561||Reference code||WS 981210 / 2|
|Dates||1930 - 1940s|
|Production||Captain Kenneth Lockwood|
|Materials||FILM 16mm EPHEMERA|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
In this collection, scenes from both the family life and military working life of Kenneth Lockwood are shown between the 1930s and early 1940s. The film-maker focuses on his time spent with family in Felpham and with his squadron from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey regiment, undergoing military exercises as well as entertaining themselves whilst off-duty. Mr Lockwood's films also feature friends and colleagues of the RAF 43 (Fighter) Squadron, the 'Fighting Cocks', undertaking aerial displays and off-duty following training.
Captain Lockwood served with the 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment prior to and during the Second World War, but was captured and held at Laufen Castle in Bravaria and later at Oflag IVC in Eastern Germany (known as Colditz) during the conflict. Despite many attempts, he was unable to escape until he was liberated by United States forces in 1945.
During his later years, Captain Lockwood was the Secretary for the Colditz Association for 50 years until 2006 when he retired, receiving an MBE in 1990 for his work.
Films in this collection:
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This Dufaycolor film shows a wedding procession and the crowds assembling outside a church. Two people are seen getting into cars parked on a residential street. This material is very dark and poor quality, picture detail is very limited.
This Dufaycolor film shows family members sleeping and relaxing on a garden swing seat at their home in Felpham (?). This film ends with two men dressed in dressing gowns attempting to put a swing seat together in the garden, filmed from a first floor window.
[Bowling; Celebration on Ships at Sea]
This edited two part Dufaycolor film opens with the Lockwood Family playing a game of bowls in their garden at home. Various sections of the game in progress are shown. The second part is of ships at sea with their flags on display.
[Soldiers Marching; Cricket Match, Guildford]
This black and white film shows members of the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on parade and playing a game of cricket on a field next to their Stoughton Barracks in Guildford, Surrey.
[Military Training Exercises and Camp Scenes; Leisure Scenes; Marathon Runners]
This edited film shows the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment during field based training and gun/ mortar weapon demonstrations (?). The officers also drink tea and beer and mess around dressed in dressing gowns and minimal clothing, playing mock musical instruments for a marching band.
[Sea Scenes; Bowling; Gardening]
This short black and white film shows the beach on a stormy day with the waves breaking violently on the sea walls; a family group can be seen in the distance. The second film is of a group of men playing a game of bowls and a woman doing some gardening in the Lockwood family garden in Felpham.
[Morning Routines on Army Camp]
This black and white film shows men of the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a training camp (?) dressed in bath towels undergoing drills and marching during their morning bathing routines.
[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Skill at Arms; Car Games]
This black and white film shows officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment dressed in uniform and civilian clothing, playing games and generally messing about on camp. (Continues on TID 8973).
[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Games and Frolics]
This black and white film shows officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment dressed in uniform and civilian clothing playing games and generally messing about on a camp. (continued from TID: 8972)
[Garden Scenes at Felpham]
This black and white edited film shows a group of men visiting the Lockwood family house in Felpham and playing a game of bowls in the garden. Ladies watch from the sun loungers whilst the men play the game and smoke. A man is shown making a speech to the group, which is followed by two men presenting a large bouquet of flowers to a woman.
[Leisure Scenes; Boating; Swans; Tomfoolery]
This black and white edited film follows a group of young men staying a a riverside lodge. They play on a river in a row boat, drop a lantern into the river and generally relax and mess about. (Other material on TID 8995)
[Leisure Scenes at Camp; Gun Demonstration; Portraits]
This short film shows officers from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a camp (?) playing a game of car sledding and undertaking a gun and armoured car demonstration.
This edited film shows a racecourse, with several jockeys taking part in the race. Spectators watch from either side of the track, with the camera capturing the race from near the finishing line.
[Kingston Gorse; Tennis]
This short black and white film shows two couples playing tennis and a group drinking and socialising on a tennis court near Kingston Gorse, Sussex.
This black and white film shows the Lockwood Family and a group of friends out on a fishing boat from Falmouth, Cornwall. The group line-fish, eat their sandwich lunch and drink alcohol aboard the boat in a bay at Perranporth, Cornwall (?). A young boy also films their trip from the top of the boat with his handheld Cine-Kodak (?) camera.
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