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This short excerpt from a Bognor Regis Film Society production features a woman on stage, being undressed by a man disguised as an old woman. The woman only realises the deception when all her clothing has been removed and she is nude. An intertitle reads: 'Horreur! Cette vieille est un vilain Monsieur! Sortez!!!' [Translated: Horror ! This is an ugly old man! Get Out!!!]. The film has been damaged so the visual quality is poor.
Arundel [Swanbourne Lake]
This short intertitled film begins shots of busy traffic on a street in Arundel in the 1920s. Several motorbikes and cars pass by. The film then shows people feeding swans and peacocks on Swanbourne Lake. The image is somewhat muddy and dark.
A compilation showing a country road filmed from a moving vehicle; views of the Goodwood track and estate; portraits of two men and a woman sat on grass; followed by views of a village from a moving vehicle [?].
[Reynolds Store [?]; Child on High Street]
This compilation shows a man walking with a young child in a harness on a seaside promenade [Bognor?] surrounded by a large crowd of people; the child runs out of shot. The film closes with portrait shots of the man holding the child. [shot seems to repeat?]
In this very short film we see a table set for a wedding reception, with a wedding cake being cut. The bride and groom drive away in their car, while guests gather on the street to throw confetti as they leave Other street traffic is seen as they pull out of the driveway. The film is damaged and so the visual quality is poor.
[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.
A compilation of very short shots that include a view of an approaching steam locomotive from a railway bridge, a shot of the sky; a group of men [Naval seamen in dress uniforms?] in a field at a distance from the camera - one with a pick-axe digging (?); closing with a bi-plane flying over head.
A short film of a 1920s wedding. The film shows traffic in the road outside a church, bridesmaids arriving carrying flowers and the arrival of the bride. The bride and groom emerge from the church after the ceremony and leave in a car. The bridesmaids and guests pose on the steps of the church for the camera.
[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 Fireman’s Wedding
A short intertitled film showing scenes from a 'fireman's wedding' at an urban church. The newly weds are seen exiting the church under an arch of fire axes. The couple then leave in the decorated fire engine.
A compilation showing the seaside at Bognor/ Bognor Regis with two boys running out of the sea; a group of young men playing in the water; the group on the beach; closing with three men walking down a street.
[Motor [?] Cycling Races]
A compilation showing a series of races that includes a bicycle race; foot running races; and speed walking at distance through Bognor Regis [?]; closing with big close up of a baby's face. Crowds line the street to watch the speed walkers.
[Motor Cycle Races]
A compilation showing a series of motorcycles races with male and female competitors that also includes motorcycles with sidecar race and a series of early 1920s domestic cars.
A short film showing a series of portraits of man walking in a woodland, stopping to lean on a large branch of a tree.
Colebrook House Sports
|Date||[ca. 1920s ?]||ID||8170|
This very short black and white intertitled film: “Colebrook House Sports” shows a group of boys on a playing field competing in a tug of war event; running foot races and taking part in the high jump events.
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