Collection Dickins Family
The Dickins Family collection contains 48 family films made by four family members between 1946 and 2004.
|Collection ID||816||Reference code||S 060110|
|Dates||1946 - 2008|
|Production||Films made by father-in-law A.E. Chinnery, John Dickins and father Ernest C. T. Dickins. Tracey Dickins (daughter)|
|Materials||FILM 9.5mm Standard 8mm VIDEO Digital|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
The Dickins Family collection contains 48 family films made between 1946 and 2004. In addition to footage of home life, the collection covers various local events such as sports days and fetes, as well as day trips, camping holidays and family trips abroad. Footage of historical events, such as the celebrations marking the Coronation of Elizabeth II [Home Life, School Sports, Day Trips and Holidays (1946-1949)], are found amongst personal moments such as family weddings. Therefore, as well as providing an insight into the private life of the family, the collection also records important community occasions and social rituals.
One of the most interesting features of this collection is that it contains footage made by four different family members. John Dickins’ father Ernest, shot the early material and John himself took up recording family life on film from the 1960s. In addition the collection includes films by John’s father-in-law Ted Chinnery as well as John’s daughter, Tracy.
The films catalogued here currently only include Ernest and John Dickins' films.
Films in this collection:
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Malta Receives Its George Cross
|Date||1 October 1942||ID||5689|
This short Pathe film celebrating Malta's bravery during the war, during which they resisted invasion by the German army despite heavy air raids. The people of Malta are presented with the George Cross by Lord Gort, Governor in Chief.
[Home Life, School Sports, Day Trips and Holidays]
|Date||1946 - 1949||ID||5687|
This film contains various scenes of the Dickins' family life. It shows them at home, with friends and extended family, on school sports days, day trips and holidays within the South East and South West of England. The online film clip includes footage from an 'oral history' interview conducted with John Dickins in February 2008.
|Date||1947 - 1948||ID||5682|
The film shows the Dickins family from Surrey on two separate trips to France. The film contains some shots of the landscape, beach and street scenes.
[Family trips around the UK]
|Date||1951 - 1953||ID||5685|
This film contains domestic scenes of the Dickins family home as well as footage of trips to various destinations in the United Kingdom.
[Camping and Family Outings]
|Date||1953 - 1954||ID||5684|
This film contains footage of camping holidays and day trips taken by the Dickins' family and friends.
The film shows the Dickins family from Surrey and other holiday makers on a trip to Austria, with images of the group as well as the surrounding countryside and architecture.
[Holiday in Italy]
This film contains scenes from a holiday that the Dickins family took to Italy in 1958. They stayed on Lake Como in Cadinabbia, but also visited Bellagio, Milan and Venice.
[Italy; Easter in Brighton; Scotland; Mudeford]
|Date||1958 - 1959||ID||5683|
This film contains footage from four holidays taken by the Dickins family between 1958 and 1959. The family visit Cadenabbia in Italy, and go camping in Brighton, Scotland and Dorset.
[Holiday to the West Country]
|Date||1960 - 1964||ID||5665|
This film contains footage of the Dickins' home life in Surrey and the surrounding area. There is also footage from various day trips, and holidays to the West Country and Spain. Note: The online film clip includes footage from an 'oral history' interview conducted with John Dickins in February 2008.
[Camping Trips and Garden Scenes]
|Date||1960 - 1961 [?]||ID||5686|
This short film shows brief scenes from two camping trips, separated by shots of the Dickins family home.
[Wedding Scenes; Combe Haven; France]
This film combines wedding scenes at the ceremony of two friends of the family in April 1961 with Dickins family holidays to Coombe Haven and France later the same year.
[Wedding Scenes; Honeymoon in Majorca]
This film contains footage by two different film-makers of the wedding of John Dickins and Joan Chinnery. It also contains scenes from John and Joan's honeymoon to Arenal on the Spanish island of Majorca.
[Holiday in Italy]
This film contains scenes from a summer holiday to Sestri-Levante in Italy during 1963. The holiday makers were Ernest and Gladys Dickins and four of their friends.
[Holidays; Fishing, Camping, Sestri Levante "Down in the Hot South”]
This film contains footage of several holidays taken by Ernest and Gladys Dickins, with the majority of the material showing a trip to Sestri Levante in Italy during 1963.
[Camping Holiday in the West Country; Boating; East Anglia; Old Boys fete]
|Date||1965 - 1969||ID||5669|
This film contains scenes from various holidays taken between 1965 and 1969. This includes Ernest and Gladys Dickins' retirement trip to North America, as well as several camping trips within the UK.
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