Collection Shippam Ltd
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 ID||563||Reference code||WS 951103|
|Dates||1930s - 1950s|
|Materials||FILM 35mm 16mm LANTERN APPARATUS LANTERN SLIDES DOCUMENTATION AUDIO Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
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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[Shippam Compilation: Factory, Family, Football]
Compiled scenes, taken by Ernest Shippam at C. Shippam LTD factory in Chichester, local football matches and sea fishing. The men working at Shippam's factory use specialised equipment to process, jar, cook and pack the factory's product, meat paste. Inventive camera angles and slow motion footage provides an insight into working life and amateur filmmaking in the 1930s.
Ancient and Modern
An advertising film made to promote Shippam's meat paste. The film emphasises the contrast between the ancient buildings and history of Chichester against the modern machinery and processes of the Shippam's factory based there.
[Shippam’s Three Spotlight Beams: Chicken, Fish and Shrimp Singing]
Three versions of a Shippam's cartoon advertisement featuring singing chickens, shrimp, and fish. The films all open with 3 spotlight beams which come together, reflecting the labels on the Shippam glass jars.
[Shippam’s Rock and Roll]
A Short animated cinema advertisement for Shippam's fish and meat pastes, with a rock and roll theme. A chicken with a guitar sings a rock and roll style song about Shippam's pastes.
Short cartoon advertising Shippam's meat pastes, including the 'Enjoy Shippam's for Tea' slogan.
[Shippam’s New Spread Paste]
Television advertisement for Shippam's new meat and fish paste selling at one shilling.
[Shippam’s Pilchards and Tomatoes]
Advertisement for Shippam's Pilchards and Tomato paste.
[Shippam’s Chicken Supreme]
An advertisement for Shippam's "new" tinned chicken supreme. The advert shows the chicken in white sauce as a meal or as a snack with tea. The commentary ends with "If you enjoy life and good food, you'll love Shippam's chicken supreme, only two and nine, try some"
[Shippam’s Paste, Children’s Tea Party]
An advertisement for Shippam's meat pastes. The film shows a mother and daughter looking at jars of Shippam's meat paste in the grocer's shop; paste sandwiches are served at a tea party, in a lunch box and to guests. The commentary states that "It's hard to see how you could do without Shippam's pastes".
A Family Tradition
A promotional film showing the processes involved in making Shippam’s paste; from farm to factory, narrated by MacDonald Hobley.
Shippam’s Guide to Opera
A short animated commercial for Shippam’s pastes. Late at night in a grocery shop, pots of Shippam’s paste and their ingredients sing operatic arias celebrating their quality.
Short animated advertisement depicting a 'stick' boy and girl playing football. The ball turns into a disc which moves towards the foreground. Writing on the disc says "Shippam's Meat and Fish Pastes". The item's accompanying soundtrack is not present.
A Short animated cinema advertisement for Shippam's meat and fish pastes, where the ingredients march as if in a military style tattoo, accompanied by a song.
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