Title ID 4163Collection ID505
Title[Newhaven Harbour, airport traffic and family scenes]
DateJune 1968; August 1968; September 1968; October 1968; November 1968; December 1968; February - March 1969; 1970
CollectionHarry Colley
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily Life Transport
KeywordsAircraft Airports Boats Harbours Ships Travel
LocalNewhaven Brede [?] Eastbourne London Gatwick
RegionalEast Sussex Surrey Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHenry (Harry) Colley
CameraHenry (Harry) Colley
FormatColour Silent
Duration17 min. 47 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The first half of this film shows the operations at Newhaven Harbour and at London and Gatwick Airport. The film also shows sheep shearing being carried out. In the second half of the film, there are interior scenes at Bowden House.


Scenes show Newhaven harbour, sheep shearing at Brede [?], and boats at Newhaven. Scenes at London airport show a “Falaise” taking off along with BEA and TWA planes. Further scenes at Newhaven and a ship at sea. At Gatwick airport, planes are seen taking off and landing, including BEA, BUA, and AFA. Oil tankers are seen at Eastbourne, followed by construction of the Royal Sovereign lighthouse at Newhaven.

Family scenes at Bowden House include Rod with Dinkie and dinner in 1969. A Blue Tit bird is seen at a bird feeder at Bowden House. Scenes show 'Dinner before Rod went to Ethiopia' [?] followed by loading the car prior to leaving for the airport.