Collection Brickell Family
A collection of amateur family films showing working rural life for film-maker Richard D. Brickell on his mechanised wheat farm in Glynde, East Sussex, from the 1960s to the 1980s. The collection also includes: scenes of the 700th anniversary of The Battle of Lewes in 1964; various family events; holidays to Cornwall and Norfolk; and trips to Austria and Hong Kong.
|Collection ID||990||Reference code||ES 080331|
|Dates||1960s - 1980s|
|Production||Richard D. Brickell|
|Materials||FILM Standard 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Films in this collection:
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This family travelogue shows a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum; Palace of Neue Burg; statue of Reiterstandbild Erzherzog Karl and surrounding buildings in Vienna followed by a sequence of rural views of the countryside [Film is damaged and out of focus], the remains of a ruined building [Burgruine Dürnstein?] and a steam boat on a the Fluviul Dunărea or Danube river. [strong magenta cast to whole film]
The Brickell children play in the front garden at their Glynde home with their mother and father in 1962, followed by scenes of a large road being built over a wide river (?) and the driveway or road to a rural house.
[Family Scenes; Cornish Holiday]
This film shows the Brickell children walking to a park and playing on a miniature narrow gauge railway [Beech Hurst?], followed by a compilation of holiday scenes in Cornwall with the family walking along the cliffs at Lizard Point, visiting Trinity House and Lizard Lighthouse.
An animated commercial title reads "Our Holiday", followed by scenes of the family on holiday in the Little Orchard Holiday Village in Cornwall, with views of the coastline at St Agnes.
[Families and Farms]
Opening with a compilation of farming scenes, Guernsey cows are cared for, men drive combine harvesters across the fields and tractors till the soil in footage spanning several seasons between 1962 and 1963. Family scenes are also included, filmed by Richard D. Brickell.
This compilation shows domestic and rural views of the family on a series of countryside walks, visiting a cemetery [dark shots] and paddling and swimming on a beach rock pool [Cornwall?].
[Norfolk Broads Holiday] [Part One [?]]
A family holiday film showing a boat trip on the River Bure past ornate houses and the Horning windmill, views of the Potter Heigham bridge over the River Thurne and scenes of a young boy mooring a boat. The film closes with scenes of the family waving from a motorboat.
[Norfolk Broads Holiday] [Part Two [?]]
A series of holiday scenes showing the family on a motorboat in the Norfolk Broads passing several windmills, pleasure craft and views of the rural landscape. Views also show the family feeding a group of swans and taking a trip to see Norwich Cathedral [restoration work taking place], the Clock Tower on City Hall, with views of the street below from on top of a building, then returning to views of the Norfolk Broads. [Film continues from TID: 7662]
Family scenes showing a christening party with the baby in a pram in the Brickell Family garden, held in 1964, filmed by Richard D. Brickell.
Grandma's and Grandpa's Wedding Anniversary
This family compilation shows the Brickell family's house and garden, parts of which date back to 1580, filmed by Richard D. Brickell.
[Lewes Carnival, School Sports]
|Date||9 May 1964||ID||7666|
This film shows scenes from The Battle of Lewes 700th Anniversary celebrations held in May 1964, with highlights of the Carnival parade led by the East Sussex Road Safety Organisation and Miss Lewes in a vintage convertible car. The second part shows scenes from a children's School Sports day, showing girls participating in several races and other sporting events.
[Cornwall Holiday] [Part One]
This film shows a family holiday to Polzeath (?) Cornwall, with the family boarding a catamaran named "Triptych", visiting a town and swimming and playing together on a beach. The second part shows rural scenes at a farm and coastal views across cliffs out to sea. The film concludes with the family on a coastal walk capturing panoramic views of the landscape.
[Cornwall Holiday] [Part Two]
This holiday film shows several Cornish coastal cliff views and the family visiting the fishing village at Port Isaac, passing the Wheelhouse Restuarant with views of the harbour. The film closes with a series of coastal views and the children exploring the ruins of Tintagel Castle.
[Cornwall Holiday] [Part Three]
A family holiday film to Polzeath, Conwall that shows a boat trip (dark images), a beach, views of Hayle Bay, with panning shots of houses on the hills above the coast, and exterior views of the family's holiday home "Rosanagh". The group are filmed packing their belongings and leaving in their car. Brief final scenes show a tractor in a field and a parked car.
|Date||[ca. late 1960s]||ID||7678|
This film shows wedding scenes filmed by Richard D.Brickell at the Parish Church of St. Mary, Glynde followed by shots a group of guests in a marquee for a wedding reception in a field.
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