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|Date||1927 - 1929||ID||3183|
Percy Nightingale films friends and family in the garden of his Crawley home 'Nutmead' over the course of three years. The adults play both to the camera and with their children during the changing seasons.
Crawley & District Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club
|Date||1927 - 1928||ID||2259|
This amateur film captures people playing bowls, croquet and lawn tennis at an outdoor sports club in Crawley in the late 1920s.
[Local Scenes and Family Pictures]
A compilation of films by an amateur film-maker. The films include family outings, scenes at a livestock market and a historical pageant. The pageant also includes a brief scene showing Christopher Robin Milne (son of author A.A.Milne) leading a group of children dressed as characters from his father's books: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and Kanga.
['Nutmead' Play: 'Hazeldene Orchestra']
|Date||1927; 1928; 1931||ID||2433|
Percy and Eleanor Grace Nightingale and friends perform a brief play in front of the camera in the garden of their Crawley home 'Nutmead'. The 'Hazeldene Orchestra', under the conductorship of its founder Moses Nightingale, celebrates his 70th birthday and its 50th anniversary with a musical performance in the garden of 'Hazeldene'.
[Family Pictures; Holmesdale; South Darenth]
|Date||1928 - 1932||ID||2261|
Percy Nightingale films his young family playing in a South Darenth garden - the camera focuses much of its attention on eldest son David. The film ends with footage of a large, light-hearted family gathering in an unidentified garden - the participants are believed to be members of his wife's family, the Reeves.
|Date||[1928 - 1937]||ID||3184|
Amateur film-makers capture community-centred events in Crawley during the late 1920s and 1930s. Scenes include a parade commemorating the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.
[Xmas at Hazeldene. Picking Spring Flowers]
Members of the Nightingale family gather in the snow-laden garden of the family home 'Hazeldene' - they build a snowman, have a snowball fight and play musical instruments. The film also contains footage from the following Spring of the Nightingale women picking wild primroses and daffodils.
[Golden Wedding. 'Moruth' Garden Scenes]
|Date||[ca. 1928; 23 April 1934; [ca. 1935]||ID||2759|
A compilation of home movie footage shot by Percy Nightingale. The film contains images from the 1934 golden wedding celebrations of Moses and Ruth Nightingale in the garden of their Crawley home 'Hazeldene'. The remaining footage records Percy's daughter Margaret in the garden of their home 'Moruth' at various stages of her childhood.
[Nutmead Garden. Family scenes]
|Date||1929 - 1932||ID||2262|
Percy Nightingale films his young family playing in various gardens, including that of his Crawley home 'Nutmead'. Much of the film focuses on youngest son Edward John, starting with a shot of him as a newborn baby to images of him as a growing toddler.
Friends and family of Ruth and Moses Nightingale are entertained by a brass band (the West Crawly Silver Band?) in the garden of the family's Crawley home 'Hazeldene'. The immediate family gathers again on Boxing Day, performing to the camera in march-pasts, exiting and re-entering the house. The footage was shot by at least two members of the family.
[Brighton and Worthing Beach Scenes]
|Date||13 August 1952||ID||2731|
Percy Nightingale and his young family enjoy days out on Brighton and Worthing beaches, swimming in the shallows and searching for pebbles with friends. Also included is some brief footage of a professional cricket match and a model boat lake.
[Hazeldene Orchestra]. Golden Wedding Celebrations at 'Hazeldene'
|Date||16 June 1931; 23 April 1934||ID||2733|
This home movie records the 1934 golden wedding celebrations of notable Crawley residents Moses and Ruth Nightingale. Family and friends join them for commemorative photographs in their Sussex garden. Three years earlier the garden plays host to a performance by the Hazeldene Orchestra in celebration of Moses' 70th birthday and the Orchestra's 50th anniversary.
An amateur film with intertitles which records some of the public spaces in Worthing during the 1930s. The film has prolonged images of the promenade and the beach, as well as footage of the town's public gardens and parks.
[Croydon Aerodrome; Margaret's Wedding]
|Date||1932; 27 March 1943||ID||2741|
In 1932 patriarch Moses Nightingale takes his family to view the biplanes at Croydon Aerodrome. Many of them gather again eleven years later for the wedding of his granddaughter Margaret Payne to Captain Jim Walker of the Royal Norfolk Regiment at All Saints' Church, Sanderstead.
[Holiday in Switzerland]
A brief amateur film recording a holiday to Switzerland. The majority of the footage focuses on the outdoor markets in Bern - the cameraman pays particular attention to the women wearing traditional Swiss dresses.
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