Collection Newman Family
This collection of 29 films by Francis Henry Newman and family, includes family activities, local scenes and Church activities from Otford in the 1930s. There are also holidays and a tour around India in the 1940s and 1950s. The collection also includes film of VE Day, shot by an American in London in 1945.
|Collection ID||714||Reference code||K 050428|
|Dates||1933 - 1957|
|Production||Francis Henry Newman and Alice Margaret Clark (nee Newman)|
|Materials||DOCUMENTATION FILM 9.5mm 16mm Photographic Prints/Neg Books|
|Access status||Copyright and access restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of films by Francis Henry Newman includes: film of family gatherings at home and outings to the beach at Westgate; holidays to Cornwall and a journey to India; activities at home including playing the piano and games in the garden; and several Otford Methodist Church Sunday School events such as Christmas carols, jumble sales and outings to the seaside.
Born 1896, Newman served as a medical orderly with the Friends Ambulance Unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Dunkirk during the First World War where alongside nursing duties he was also involved in technical support working early x-ray equipment. He trained at The College of the Pharmaceutical Society winning a silver medal for chemistry and from 1921 worked as a pharmacist at University College Hospital London retiring in 1956 as chief pharmacist. During the Second World War he ran the hospital’s photographic unit inventing equipment for use in pharmacy. He was also involved in early penicillin extraction, the development of warfarin and of special burns creams for munition workers and air crews. A man of many interests, he was Sunday School Superintendent for the Otford Methodist Church, had his own photographic lab at home. He gave illustrated lectures using glass slides and hosted cine-film shows to local organisations.
Films in this collection:
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[OMCC Annual Meeting; Picnic]
A short film made about the Otford Methodist Children's Church's activities in 1944, with scenes of various church gatherings.
[Holidays to Land's End & Westgate]
|Date||April 1946; 17 August 1946||ID||6141|
This film combines several of the Newman family's holidays by the sea, taken between April-August 1946, in Land's End, Westgate and Margate.
[OMCC Outing; Folkestone & Dymchurch]
Documenting the Otford Methodist Children's Church outing to Folkestone and Dymchurch in 1948, this film shows the Newman family with their fellow church members by the seaside.
[Holiday at Westgate]
Mrs Newman, her daughter and a young boy spend days at the beach at Westgate-on-Sea, building sand castles and taking part in a fancy dress parade.
[OMCC Outing to Bexhill]
|Date||2 July 1950||ID||6144|
Members of Otford Methodist Children’s Church travel by train to Bexhill-on-Sea and spend the day paddling, swimming, riding in Pedalos, rowing boats and playing leap frog on the beach.
[Boat Trip on the Thames]
The film documents a boat trip down the Thames River in 1952.
[Easter Holiday in Cornwall]
Documenting the Newman family's holiday to Cornwall in 1952, this film follows the family on a walk from their holiday cottage along the Cornish coastline, to Treen Cliff Bay.
[OMCC Outings to Dymchurch and the Firs]
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||6148|
This film shows the Otford Methodist Church's trip to Dymchurch in 1953, with scenes of the party enjoying the seaside. The second half of the film documents a Picnic at the Firs in 1954.
In this film the Newman family go on holiday to Cornwall in 1954. A visit to St. Michael's Mount is filmed, along with scenes of the family relaxing at the beach.
|Date||[ca. 1958 - 1959]||ID||6153|
This film documents the film-maker Mr. Newman and his wife's trip to India dated Autumn 1958 to the end of Summer in 1959. The film records their journey out to India, and their travels in Bombay and Agra whilst there.
[The Seasons at Otford]
In this film, Mr. Newman documents a year in Otford, filming the countryside around Otford, as the seasons change over the year.
[Children on the Beach]
|Date||[ca. 1958]; 1960||ID||6151|
Titled 'Children on The Beach', this film, taken from 1958 to 1960, also shows the family's holiday to Cornwall in 1970.
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