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|Date||1937 - 1938||ID||3376|
Amateur film-maker Eric Sparks records the trains and stations of the Southern Railway Company, marking the moment when the first electrically powered trains traveled to Littlehampton and Bognor Regis in 1938. There is also colour footage of the Brighton Bell, images of maintenance being carried out on trains and carriages, bridge construction and the modern signal cabin at Brighton in operation.
A Holiday in Denmark
Both colour and black and white footage documents a holiday to Denmark, including the flight from Croydon airfield, the beach at Tisvildeleje, and Copenhagen street scenes.
[Trip to New York]
Colour footage depicts a trip to New York, with views of Times Square at night, Harlem, a baseball game at the Yankee stadium and Wall Street. The transatlantic journey from Southampton to New York, on board the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary, is also documented in black and white footage.
[Holiday in Scotland]
A home movie of a family holiday to Scotland. The Payne family travel aboard the paddle steamer Gondolier, filming the lochs and landscapes of the west coast of Scotland. ~[Holiday in Scotland]~ ends with panoramic images of Edinburgh filmed from the city's castle.
[Building of Yacht and Launch; Sailing]
This film opens with highlights of the building of a yacht at Camper & Nicholsons yard in Gosport, from running the lead keel, laying the frames to adding the outer cladding and deckboards. The yacht is then launched following a christening ceremony into the Solent. The film closes with wide shots of several 12-metre yachts sailing on the Solent.
[Cowes; Camper and Nicholsons Ltd; Ratsey and Lapthorn Ltd]
This black and white film provides highlights and views of races at Cowes with several class of yacht including 'J', 'W' and 6-metre classes, along with views of the Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard and Ratsey and Lapthorn Ltd sail making company on the dockyard at Gosport, near Southampton.
[King George VI Coronation Celebrations at Rottingdean]
|Date||12 May 1937; 20 May 1937||ID||8594|
This film by amateur film-maker Francis Williams records celebrations marking the coronation of King George VI. The first section contains street scenes of Rottingdean during Coronation week. The second section shows some of the ships that took part in the Coronation Naval Fleet Review at Portsmouth. These include the German battleship 'Graf Spee' and the Royal Yacht 'HMY Victoria and Albert III'.
[King George VI Coronation and May Day Demonstration]
This black and white intertitled film shows the Coronation celebrations for King George VI at St Paul's Cathedral. This is followed by a tour of Central London in a car which includes views of a May Day Socialist demonstration march at Hyde Park. This film concludes with a family group watching the coronation procession from a building on The Strand.
[Ladycross Sports; Family Fun; Boating; Newhaven]
This film is a compilation in four parts featuring the sporting activities of the pupils of Ladycross school; various scenes of the family at leisure both in the garden and at the seaside; a boating trip at Isfield; and fishing at the harbour in Newhaven.
[Le Mans Racing Track]
|Date||19-20 June 1937||ID||10650|
This film shows Violette (Violet) Cordery with family and friends at the Le Mans Racing Track for the 24 hour race. The film includes scenes of cars coming into the pit lane (No. 2 Bugatti; No. 3 Lagonda LG45 - Driven by GBR: Johnny Hindmarsh and Charles Brackenbury ?), and several cars leaving the pit lane to undertake laps of the track. A brief shot of the records score board shows the last 12 hours at the track.
A thirty minute film by architect Joseph Emberton recording scenes encountered on a business trip to New York in 1938, accompanied by Leonard and Doris Thompson, owners of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The film features scenes aboard a cruise liner and in New York, Coney Island and Atlantic City.
[Old Steam Railways]
Film showing the operation of the Midhurst Railways line between Pulborough and Midhurst. The film shows passengers and staff on platforms, level crossings, scenes of the Sussex landscape filmed from the moving trains, and the locomotives themselves. Station stops include Fittleworth, Midhurst, Petersfield, and Partridge Green.
Sweden August 1938
Captain C. R. Peckitt of the Royal Sussex Regiment records a family holiday to Sweden just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The holidaymakers visit Stockholm, go sailing on a yacht, traverse the locks on a canal on a steamer, and stop at Jönköping before returning home on the S.S. Britannia.
Sussex: Dyke Railway
|Date||[31 December 1938?]||ID||3458|
This short newsreel features a Southern steam locomotive on the Dyke Railway as it begins its last journey. Snow falls at The Dyke station as the Station Master, Mr Charles James Weller, is seen coupling the carriage to the locomotive and passing the 'staff' to the train driver to authorise the train's journey on the single track line.
With the Gypsies in Kent
The nomadic lifestyle of a Roma family is documented in this film as they travel in and around Canterbury during the harvesting season.
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