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Tetherball, or Do-Do
Four men playing a chaotic game of swingball in the late 1890s filmed by Robert Paul.
Horsham Cricket Week and Grand Carnival
|Date||24 July 1913||ID||3475|
On a summer's day in 1913 the people of Horsham participate in the town's carnival and enjoy the first day's play of a County Cricket match between Sussex and Lancashire.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain I]
|Date||1919 - 1931||ID||1515|
This compilation contains films of local interest which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The events captured on film are primarily community-driven ones, filmed to attract their participants to the subsequent cinema screenings.
Warnham Court; The Home of C. J. Lucas
This black and white family film shows a group of men playing golf on the Warnham Court estate, followed by highlights of Tennis (doubles) and a cricket match. The family watch from the terrace next to the house. The final film with intertitles shows a beekeeping film, demonstrating how to create an artificial hive. Two men use their bare hands to handle the bees.
[Girls in Garden]
This short film shows a young woman and a young girl playing a game of croquet [?] in a large garden. Shots are shaky and not well framed.
[Family in Garden]
A short compilation showing a family group with a wheelbarrow in a domestic garden, playing together with the grass cuttings. Several older family members and a Labrador dog join in the game.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain II]
|Date||1922 - 1932||ID||1517|
A compilation of films of local interest which which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The films, from 1922, 1931 and 1932, record community events including an RSPCA horse show and several garden fetes. The camera pays much attention to recording the visitors who frequent the events.
|Date||[1925 - 1931?]||ID||8184|
This amateur silent film was produced by the Bognor Regis Film Society in the late 1920s [?]. Members of the society act out a series of random and eccentric scenes, using a number of special camera effects that add to the unconventional nature of the film.
[Garden Fete at Broughton House]
|Date||30 June 1926||ID||866|
A traditional English garden fete takes place in the grounds of Broughton House near Sevenoaks. This professional film with intertitles focuses much of its attention on the local people who attended the event.
[Moruth; School Sports; Christening]
Florence Nightingale Payne films family and friends in the gardens of her Surrey home 'Moruth'. Her daughter Margaret joins classmates at Croham Hurst School's Sports Day. Members of the extended Nightingale family gather at the christening of the Edward John Nightingale.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain III]
|Date||1927 - 1934||ID||1518|
A compilation of films of local interest which which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The films record community events including parades, local election results and sports meetings. The camera pays special attention to the locals who visit the events.
[Summer Palace Peking; Tientsin]
This black and white film starts with a bear in chains being made to perform tricks in a Chinese park. Mr & Mrs Simpson visit the Summer Palace in Peking and enjoy a meal in a traditional Chinese restaurant. The film ends with a shot of a printed advert for the Bradford Dyers Association on a billboard.
[Bradford Dyers Association Shanghai; Courtyard]
Film of people in the Bradford Dyers Association (BDA) office in Shanghai, and socialising in a courtyard.
Staley Family Domestic
|Date||1928 - 1931||ID||3210|
This Staley family film focuses on the activities of six year old daughter Pam. She plays with a board game and other toys at home, rides a horse on the beach and plays with autumn leaves. She has her first walk to School with her mother, climbs a tree in a wooded area and convalesces after a tonsillectomy. The film has intertitles throughout.
[A Winter Cruise; SS Avoceta 3500 tons]
|Date||26 October 1929 - 18 November 1929||ID||3214|
A detailed film by Ralph Staley of a cruise with his wife Nellie aboard the SS Avoceta; sailing from Liverpool and visiting Portugal, Madeira and the Canary Islands. Mrs Staley is filmed amongst other passengers and crew on deck. They take in the main tourist sights at all the stop off points and film some of the local people and customs they encounter. This film has intertitles throughout.
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