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Collection Shippam Ltd

Summary

Shippam Ltd, a meat and fish paste company based in Chichester for over two hundred years, commissioned advertisements for the company and its products between the early 1930s and 1960s.

Collection ID563Reference codeWS 951103
TitleShippam Ltd
Dates1930s - 1950s
ProductionShippam Ltd
MaterialsFILM 35mm 16mm LANTERN APPARATUS LANTERN SLIDES DOCUMENTATION AUDIO Standard 8mm
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details

Description

Shippam Ltd, a meat and fish paste company based in Chichester for over two hundred years, commissioned advertisements for the company and its products between the early 1930s and 1960s. Many of the promotional films emphasise the nature of the firm as a traditional, family-owned business, where long serving, skilled staff are highly valued. The firm is often portrayed as part of the heritage of the local area, however the films also attempt to convey the company as an efficient organisation, with modern machinery and working practices.

Shippam Ltd produced several animated advertisements made for showing in cinemas such as Shippam's Guide to Opera (1955) where animated chickens, pilchards and tomatoes sing and dance to popular opera arias.

Screen Archive South East also holds amateur films by Charles Ernest Shippam documenting his passion for motorcycle and motorcar competitions in and around the Chichester area, as well as on a tour. The collection also features several international holidays to Norway and Japan, and a visit to Ooigem, Belgium. See CID: 866

In support of the film collections, West Sussex Record Office holds collections of photographs and documentation relating to the Shippam's firm, and has business records and publicity materials from the Company.

Films in this collection:

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