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Joe Beckett’s Wedding
|Date||23 August 1923||ID||3157|
This silent newsreel features the wedding of boxer Joseph Beckett. The opening title reads: "Worthing; Joe Beckett's Wedding; Thousands cheer our popular, heavy-weight Champion and his pretty bride; Pathé Gazette". Large crowds are seen outside St. Paul's Church on Chapel Road. The film ends with a brief shot of Joe Beckett and his wife smiling.
Motorcycle and Light Car Club
|Date||[ca. 1930]; 1937; 1938; 1939||ID||4004|
Filmed during the 1930s, this silent film features the Horsham and District Motorcycle and Light Car Club at various events in south east England. Motorcycle races and car rallies are seen in mostly rural settings with spectators watching from a distance. The film includes a number of intertitles denoting the events with when and where they took place.
[Trains & Transport]
|Date||[ca. 1930s - 1950s]||ID||3375|
A compilation of amateur material recording trains, locomotives and railway stations in England and the United States of America. The film also contains footage of a Battle of Britian dogfight in which one of the pilots is forced to parachute from his plane.
Sussex and Hampshire Scenes
|Date||[ca. 1930s]; [ca. 1960s]||ID||3379|
A collection of scenes of Midhurst, Petersfield, Steyning, Horsham, Portsmouth and Worthing, made during the 1930s and early 1960s. The scenes focus on a woman (sometimes accompanied) visiting these towns, with the features of urban life - transport, shopping and leisure activities - providing a backdrop. Shop and business signage is strongly featured.
[Australia Visit and West Sussex]
|Date||[ca. 1930 - 1935]||ID||3451|
An Amateur film showing the Sadler family in various locations, featuring a trip to Australia on board the P&O ship, SS Strathnaver, traveling via the Suez Canal. The film also shows the Sadler family's shop in Chichester and a number of family scenes.
[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.
[Here and There: Speed Crazy, Old Sussex, New Sussex]
|Date||[ca. 1930s]; [1952?]; [ca. early 1990s]||ID||2185|
A compilation of films beginning with a 1930s(?) Pathéscope production which features a motor vehicle journey through central London and a train journey from London to Brighton, filmed by the BBC in the early 1950s(?). The middle and end of the film feature places of interest in Sussex, again during the 1930s(?) and a coach holiday to Worthing in the early 1990s(?).
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.
[Family at home]
This short home movie features the Amherst-Clark family (?) at home. The children are seen playing in the back garden and the family sits down to a meal indoors. The film shows members of the family sitting on a verandah, with a nursery maid standing holding a toy bear.
[Hudsons Farm: Farming; Leisure; Wedding; Seaside and Lido at Hastings]
Various scenes of people and farm animals at a farm; people gathering for photographs after a wedding and the couple leaving for their honeymoon; ‘Grandma leaving Worthing’ - an elderly lady leaving home and getting into a car; and scenes at Hastings’ outdoor pool and diving from the high boards.
|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.
[Worthing Flower Show]
This film features scenes from the 1937 Worthing Flower show. It includes exterior shots of a large white marquee, visitors to the show paying their entrance fee and seated at a tea tent, as well as a marching band and highland dancers providing entertainment for the crowd.
[Glimpses of Pre-war Worthing and Everyday Folk]
|Date||1938 - 1939||ID||3377|
This silent amateur film captures numerous street scenes in Worthing, in particular those which took place during the harsh winter of 1938. It also records 'Sparks and Son Builders and Contractors' working on various local buildings.
Lab [Beach; Lancing College; Countryside]
|Date||[ca. 1938 - 1940]||ID||9798|
This edited colour and black and white film shows the Corder family on an outing to a beach; Visiting Lancing College and having a family picnic in the countryside. Several military aircraft are spotted by the film-maker flying overhead whilst the children splash about in the sea.
[Lancing and Worthing Just Before the War]
This colour film shows the Corder family on holiday in Lancing and Worthing, West Sussex. The family sit on the beach eating ice cream and building sand castles. In the second sequence the family visit a pool and Peter Pan's boating pond in Worthing, driving wooden powered boats. Beach huts can bee seen in the background. (See also TID: 9798 containing similar material)
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