Title ID 3446Collection ID39
Title[Miscellaneous and Seaside Scenes]
Date[ca. 1935]
CollectionSadler Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsArmed Forces Beaches Boats Carnivals Cars Celebrations Ceremonies Children Christmas Everyday Life Family Seaside Resorts Ships
LocalChichester Goodwood Hambledon Weymouth Wittering
RegionalHampshire West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFred Sadler
CameraFred Sadler; Robert Sadler
ParticipantsFurther details of participants available from the archive
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration17 min. 26 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An Amateur film of the Sadler family and their friends, featuring the Weymouth Agricultural Fair and a procession through Chichester, amongst various family scenes.


The film begins with a shot of the 1935 Weymouth agricultural show featuring the Sadler & Co. exhibition tent. This is followed by scenes at Goodwood of a horse drawn carriage display and the the estate manager's house after it has been struck by lightning. At the Sadler family's home, East Pallant House in Chichester, there are several short scenes in the large gardens there, featuring Fred Sadler Senior and various family members. This is followed by a scene of friends at Hambledon, and a long pan of a busy park with a marquee. At an archaeological dig in Little London in Chichester, there are scenes of a man standing outside a garden shed with some pots and then excavating the site. There are various shots of Fred Sadler senior with a group of men and a chauffeur driven car, a large pond and some women standing in front of a town house. The next sequence is of a procession in East Street, Chichester, featuring a brass band, parades of both military and civilian groups, a car decorated in the style of a giant fish, and a group of officials and dignitaries including the mayor, performing a ceremony.

The rest of the film comprises family shots including; a child dressed up as Father Christmas and then as a cowboy, people getting in a car, playing in the sea, riding a horse, a large cruise ship, portraits of the family at the seaside, Fred Sadler's Rolls Royce, in the garden with a dog. The last scene is of the Royal Yacht and several other boats at the Spithead review.