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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.
[Lake District; Opening; Lights Fair; Canoeing]
This colour and black and white film opens with a troop of Rover Scouts exploring the Lake District on foot; an award ceremony with Scout Hut grand opening (?); and a group of Scouts building a canoe with help from a group of Scout leaders. The final film, in colour, features a Scout group canoeing and swimming in a river.
|Date||4 July 1939||ID||1131|
This amateur film records the setting up on Soho Fair in July 1938. Tents, stalls and a merry-go-round are constructed in a park whilst passers-by take advertising flyers from the perimeter railings.
[Hansford Holiday scenes]
Scenes of a family holiday visiting various places in 1942, including a spring funfair at Newport in Wales, a visit to Appledore, Devon in September, Woburn Sands in Bedfordshire, in the summer and autumn and a trip to Whipsnade Zoo.
[Village Life in Cobham]
A portrait of village life in Cobham in 1944. The film follows villagers as they walk through the quiet streets and lanes, head into shops and pubs and wander past the church and almshouses. The film also features the film maker's children as they walk and ride through the village.
[Wisborough Green; Trip to London; Wedding; Fair; Snow]
|Date||January 1946 - January 1947||ID||1674|
Film of the Gowlland family, featuring the children at home and on outings to Wisborough Green, London, a farm and a fun fair. They attend a wedding, and at home, the children have a fireworks display, play the piano and celebrate Christmas.
[Holiday at Westgate]
Mrs Newman, her daughter and a young boy spend days at the beach at Westgate-on-Sea, building sand castles and taking part in a fancy dress parade.
[Festival of Britain]
A group outing to the Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens at Battersea Park. Members of the group are seen at the fun fair including, boating on the lake, and riding tricycles. The film shows the ‘Crazy House’, the ‘Guinness Clock’ and other exhibition buildings. The group then have tea inside a hall and the ‘Ham Evangelical Free Church’ is shown.
Festival Year + Summer Interlude + Lancing Old Time Dance Association
Scenes of a parade through Shoreham, a family holiday in Sussex and outings to Weymouth and Kent by the Lancing Old Time Dance Association, filmed and compiled with intertitles by Frank Kessler.
Gowlland Film 1951
This film shows the Gowlland Family at various events during the year of 1951. They visit their holiday cottage in Sussex; hold a cocktail party at home; celebrate their daughter's 14th Birthday; visit the Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens and celebrate 'Grandpa's' 70th Birthday.
Festival of Britain 1951
A professional film with intertitles which tours the South Bank and Battersea Park sites of the Festival of Britain.
[Claygate Flower Show]
|Date||19 July 1952||ID||1287|
Film of the 1952 Claygate flower show, exhibition and funfair held annually at the recreation ground.
[Outing to Windsor Castle. Seaside Scenes. London Visit. Brighton Seafront. Holiday in Blackpool]
Family holiday scenes to Brighon, London and Blackpool, where major monuments and tourist attractions are visited, and some domestic garden scenes, filmed by an unknown photographer.
Coronation celebrations; Old Rectory Fete; Horsted Fair
|Date||2 June 1953; 4 July 1953; 25 May 1957||ID||2429|
This amateur film features three separate events which took place in Horsted Keynes during the 1950s. The beginning of the film features coronation celebrations, the middle shows the Old Rectory fete and the final and longest section features the Horsted Fair, which includes footage of Lady Irene Astor.
[Balcombe to Brighton]
This colour film provides a portrait of life in the seaside town of Brighton. The journey opens with the film-maker boarding a Southern Train at Balcombe Station to arrive at Brighton. Mixed views follow of the roads and streets along the seafront, viewing the Old Steine, Victoria Gardens, Palace Pier, Volk's Electric Railway, Peter Pan's amusement park and playground, and the sea front towards Hove Bowling Green.
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