Collection Hinchliff Family
A collection of films by the Hinchliff family featuring family life in South London from the 1930s to the 1960s, and including several short amateur fiction films.
|Collection ID||992||Reference code||S 080319|
|Dates||1930s - 1960s|
|Materials||FILM 16mm 9.5mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of amateur films by the Hinchliff family features family life in South London from the 1930s-1960s. In addition to the non-fiction films, the collection also includes several short amateur fiction films with slapstick-style narratives and experimental films with stop-frame animation techniques.
Films in this collection:
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|Date||[ca. 1936 - 1939]||ID||8610|
This edited black and white film with titles, depicts Elizabeth pushing a toddler in a child's replica toy car around the garden. The group are then seen playing on a swing and picking flowers in their garden.
This edited colour and black and white films highlights places of interest in Croydon, Surrey. The film has intertitles throughout and opens with images of Croydon. The film includes material from Croydon Aerodrome/ Airport, aircraft movement, the 1920s terminal building, panorama footage from on top of Park Hill Water Tower, Coronation lights on Croydon Town Hall at night and Kings Wood bluebells in bloom.
The Family at Play
This intertitled film shows the family at home celebrating Christmas. The family spend time promenading in the garden and playing games with the children. The children are also seen playing with their toys in the garden.
Holiday News of Bracklesham
This black and white and colour edited film shows the Hinchliff family going on holiday to Bracklesham Bay. The process of leaving home and getting to their holiday accommodation is shown, along with their holiday activities. The film has short intertitles throughout.
|Date||[ca. 1937 - 1947?]||ID||8613|
This colour film shows a flowering urban garden, with a visiting bumblebee. Intertitles throughout. The family also visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. (Poor colour issues with tinted magenta, cyan and out of focus shots)
[Arundel; Shoreham; Southsea; Isle of Wight]
This edited colour and black and white film depicts views from/of Arundel village and castle (with title image). Internal shots of the castle and grounds are shown in detail. The second part of the film includes mixed shots of a miniature railway (Southsea), and paddle steamers (Isle of Wight). This film ends with an around the coast tour of the Isle of Wight, with Sandown and Shanklin piers, and The Needles with lighthouse.
More Bracklesham Doings 1938
This amateur film compilation features several short colour and black and white edited films with intertitles. Several of the films are humorous with a slapstick style fictitious narrative, whilst others show family activities including a visit to a fairground, a day out on a boating lake and a family picnic in Cowdray Park.
This series of amateur films shows several constructed narratives based on Hinchliff family life, including the mother learning how to drive, eating a banana played backwards and two stop frame animated films.
[Tea; Stilt Walking in Garden; Horse Riding]
|Date||[ca. 1938 - 1939?]||ID||8608|
This mixed colour and black and white film shows the family eating a meal, playing in the garden and on a day out riding horses in the countryside (Barnet?), stopping at a public house for refreshments.
[Wedding at Saint Mary Addington Church]
|Date||[ca. 1940s]; June 1962||ID||9352|
This edited family film features a wedding at Saint Mary the Blessed Virgin, Addington (Croydon).
[Compilation Edit: Child Growing]
This colour and black and white film depicts a child’s development from a baby to a young girl aged approximately 10 years old, followed by the child on holiday with her family.
This black and white film shows a group of people around a very large bonfire at night. The Bonfire pyre is growing steadily whilst the group of people dance in a ring. Very little other detail is visible.
[Horse Riding on the Beach; Family in Garden]
This black and white film shows the family enjoying a day out on the beach horse riding and playing in rock pools. The family are also enjoying time playing in the garden in Bracklesham (?) and singing songs.
[Family Christmas Celebrations]
|Date||[1944; 1947; December 1948]||ID||8615|
This mixed colour and black and white film opens with the Hinchliff family celebrating Christmas, sitting around a table eating Christmas cake and drinking tea. The children play with a dog, a cat and have fun in an inflatable sailboat on a garden pond. Several family members are seen sitting and tending to the garden, or welcoming visitors.
[Holiday in Holland]
This black and white holiday film follows the Hinchliff family on holiday in the Netherlands. The family visit central Amsterdam, Bloemendaal and surrounding rural areas taking in the sights.
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