Collection Hobson family
A collection of films showing members of the Hobson family during the 1930s, often swimming or playing sports, or enjoying their regular sailing activities on the water near Chichester.
|Collection ID||9||Reference code||WS 960813|
|Dates||1930 - 1939|
A collection of family films showing members of Frances Hobson's family during the 1930s. In the films, the family, including Dr F.G. Hobson, his wife Audrey, their daughters Frances and Elvira and son Quentin. Along with cousins and other family members, they spend their leisure time in sailing dinghies, diving and swimming at Birdham Mill in Chichester Harbour, or taking part in various sporting activities. School games, holidays and outings also feature in this charming 1930s family portrait. Dr Hobson appears briefly in some of the films, sporting a moustache and striped swimsuit when at the water's edge. The children show their competent sailing skills out on the water at Birdham.
Films in this collection:
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[Air Show; Military Parade]
Scenes at the Hendon Royal Air Force Display June 1934 show various aircraft in flight, filmed from the crowd. At a separate event and location a marching band followed by marching army cadets (?) are seen parading on a sports field. The spectators are seated for tea outdoors. A boy in military uniform is seen with his father and mother (?).
[Beneden School; Pageant Play]
Benenden Independant Girl’s School (attended by Felicity Hobson) stage an historical pageant and various dance and drama performances.
[Miscellaneous Family Pictures]
|Date||[1930 - 1937?]||ID||3355|
A number of films spooled together, spanning the 1930s, showing a family and friends enjoying various activities and outings including swimming and diving, sailing, games, picnics, and in other activities in and around Selsey, at Lynams School in Oxford, at Birdham and Wittering. See separate records in this collection relating to individual films from this spool.
[Birdham; Family Gathering; Games]
Scenes of bathing in the water at Birdham Mill in Chichester Harbour. The family go swimming and diving as well as sailing. The family are later seen at a gathering, in the garden, and playing tennis. At the beach, the family take part in games and build sand castles. Children sit on a fence.
[Tennis; Gardening; Seaside]
Members of the Hobson family play tennis while others look on. At the Hobson family home in Birdham, Dr Hobson prunes a climber on the house, while the girls and their mother help. Several children are together for a picnic by the beach. At the seaside, the children climb on a large sand castle.
At Birdham Mill in Chichester Harbour children race sailing boats, filmed from the shore. The tall sailing ship 'Frances and Jane' can be seen in the water behind. The end of the film shows school girls playing a lacrosse match.
[Family Gathering; Judo; Ships; Lacrosse; Boating]
|Date||August 1936; April 1937||ID||10016|
A relaxed family film showing activities at home in the garden and outings to a harbour. In the garden family members chat and two men practice Judo. At the harbour various sailing boats, sea planes and steamer ships are filmed. A mixed game of lacrosse is filmed followed by further scenes at the garden and the harbour.
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