Detail

Title ID 8600Collection ID1176
Title[Cars and Family Scenes]
Date[ca. 1934]
CollectionFrancis Jefferis Williams
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeUrban Life Family Life
KeywordsFamily Leisure Time Activities Local History Motor Vehicles Service Industries Shops Film Making Transport
Location
LocalGatwick Rottingdean
RegionalWest Sussex Brighton and Hove East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionFrancis Jefferis Williams
CameraFrancis Jefferis Williams; Williams family
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration5 min. 37 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film contains dark scenes of competitors in the motorcar and motorcycle speed trials at Gatwick; family scenes filmed by Mr Williams in Rottingdean, showing a crowd gathered outside the film-maker's shop and on the beach with the children; plus a brief shot of the front of the town hall, and a young woman posing for the camera.

Description

This film contains a compilation of scenes that includes competitors taking part in the motorcar and motorcycle speed trials at Gatwick, with F.J Willams on his Cotton-Blackburne (No. 3) motorcycle. There are family scenes filmed by Mr Williams in Rottingdean showing a crowd gathered outside the film-maker's shop [possibly listening to a news programme on a wireless radio inside? ] and the family gathered on the beach with the children. There is a brief shot of the front of the town hall, filmed during its opening in 1935 (part of film TID: 8599), a young woman is seen posing for the camera in a studio and toddler, Hadyn Williams, is sat in a pram. Several shots are damaged or very dark, making it difficult to see the action.

Stills

[Cars and Family Scenes] (c.1934)