Collection Joan Irons
A small collection of amateur film material shot by Joan Irons in the late 1950s and 1960s showing family holidays and events.
|Collection ID||976||Reference code||K 080205|
|Dates||1950s - 1960s|
|Production||Joan Irons (formerly - Osterloh)|
|Materials||FILM Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This small collection of amateur material was filmed by Joan Irons (nee Osterloh) from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. Various members of the family would take charge of the camera at times, allowing Joan to occasionally appear in front of the lens. The collection shows Joan and family at home in Dymchurch and on various outings including a holiday in Wales and a trip to Belgium for the Expo '58. There is a family connection to the Kent County Constabulary, with informal scenes of policewomen shown in two of the films, and the collection includes film of a Police parade attended by Princess Alexandra in 1957.
Films in this collection:
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[Gravesend Scenes; Family Cat; Police Station; Stanley Family]
A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring family members and the activities of police officers at a police station. The film has several empty white gaps between scenes and the image is regularly fogged in places.
[K.C.C. Parade; H.R.H. Princess Alexandra; Woking scenes]
A short amateur film from the late 1950s featuring a Kent County Constabulary Parade at Maidstone in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, followed by other family related scenes with the group on a picnic and visiting the beach, Pier and Castle in Hastings.
[Vintage Bumble Car; Eastbourne Scenes]
|Date||1964; March 1958||ID||7394|
A short amateur film, the first section (some dark shots) of which includes scenes of a woman on Grand Parade/ Marine Parade near Eastbourne Pier and the Carpet Gardens in Eastbourne. In the latter section, the same woman [?] with friends or family members is seen playing with a dog in a domestic garden (red cast and under exposed).
[Brockley Scenes; Gravesend Scenes]
Various scenes of family and friends filmed at home and in a park; in Gravesend, Kent and later in Brockley in 1958. The scenes are filmed by Joan Irons, sometimes filming herself whilst the camera keeps a fixed position on a tripod.
[Wedding Scenes 1958]
Wedding scenes outside a church after the ceremony, filmed by Joan in Gravesend, Kent, 1958.
[Aldershot Scenes; Holiday in Belgium; Swimming Gala at Gravesend]
A short amateur film which features a gathering in a field at Aldershot, a swimming gala at Gravesend Open Air Pool in Kent, closing with brief scenes from a trip to Bruges, Belgium. [only the swimming pool events are included in the online clip]
[Exhibition in Brussels; Ploegsteert War Memorial; Trip to Holland; Folkestone Scenes; Wedding]
An amateur silent film featuring various outings including scenes from a visit to 'Expo 58' and Ploegsteert War Memorial.
[Dymchurch Scenes 1959; Wales 1960]
|Date||1959 - 1960||ID||7399|
Scenes filmed by Joan and family members, that includes scenes with Joan at home with her parents in Dymchurch and on a family holiday to Wales, in 1959 - 1960.
[Wales; Royal Yacht Britannia; Dymchurch Scenes; Lambeth Scenes]
This amateur silent film opens with a number of scenes of family and friends relaxing on a beach in North Wales. The middle and end of the film shows scenes around London, including the Royal Yacht Britannia and a couple sightseeing in the vicinity of Lambeth Palace.
A collection of family wedding films from the 1960s filmed by Joan in Catford and Bexleyheath. This film has a magenta cast throughout, that gradually eases off.
[Two Weddings 1964]
A compilation of rainy and windy wedding scenes which bookend footage of family and friends in Kent, taken by Joan Irons in 1964. This film has a red/magenta cast throughout.
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