Much of the archive's collection portrays the region at leisure. Film material produced by families, groups of friends and community organisations offer a picture of outings, day-trips, picnics, vistis to parks and gardens, sporting events, parties and many other leisure-time activities.
Films in this theme:
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Welcome to Croydon
The film opens with a banner ‘Welcome to Croydon’. There are street and market scenes with trams and buses passing by. A couple change a flat tyre in a country lane. Scenes of towns in Surrey and Sussex include roadside picnics, motorcycles and sidecars, and views from Box Hill. Views at Birling Gap are followed by the group on the beach at Ryde and Shanklin where they play cricket. Various picnic scenes follow, and the film ends with views of the Brooklands race track.
This film shows short clips of a bi-plane flying over head and the Shippam family playing a game of golf in a garden. Five men with golf clubs prepare to hit golf balls simultaneously whilst standing in a line, behaving mischievously, hitting golf balls at each other.
[Woman and Man Exercising with a Hula Hoop]
|Date||[ca. 1930s -1950s?]||ID||8087|
Young men and women hula hoop for the camera.
|Date||[ca. 1930s to early 1940s]||ID||8991|
This film opens with a group of men on a golf course, noting scores on score cards and generally messing about. The men are dressed in golfing attire, have caddies, and use a wooden shaft putting club to take their shots. Two men try to avoid being captured on camera, but are kept in shot throughout.
[London to Australia]
|Date||22-23 May 1930||ID||9328|
An intertitled travelogue film of a trip to Australia starts with a map showing the journey from London to Australia, followed by views at different stages of the route: a bus; arrival at a train station; a sea voyage; the crew and other passengers aboard ship. The ship docks in Melbourne showing several streets scenes. On to Sydney, with the Harbour Bridge, still under construction. A title reads: "Manley Beach" (sic) with footage of surfers and soldier crabs; closing with views over Brisbane.
[Bognor; Derby; Wedding; Hendon]
|Date||28 June 1930; 3 June 1931||ID||10144|
This black and white film consists of four parts: a young mother and child swimming and playing on the beach at Bognor; scenes of horse racing at the Epsom Derby; family scenes and a wedding; and views from the Hendon Air Display. The extensive Derby and Hendon sections make up the majority of this film.
[Boating; School Sports; Drusillas Park]
|Date||[ca. 1931 - 1937]||ID||10146|
This black and white and colour film shows family leisure activity, with scenes at a boating lake (Isfield), followed by shots from a school sports day, various beach and fishing outings (Beachy Head and Cowdray Park), and a trip to Drusillas Park (Alfriston).
[Birdham; Family Gathering; Games]
Scenes of bathing in the water at Birdham Mill in Chichester Harbour. The family go swimming and diving as well as sailing. The family are later seen at a gathering, in the garden, and playing tennis. At the beach, the family take part in games and build sand castles. Children sit on a fence.
[Family Barclay Film I; Fair; Wedding; Pool; Holiday]
A compilation of family scenes filmed on holidays, outings, picnics and trips to London, Sussex and Essex in 1932.
Picnics & Pam 1932
A film of the Staley family on various outings. The family group pick flowers in the countryside and have a tea and a picnic. At home, daughter Pam Staley (aged 8) eats at the table with her parents, plays piano and brushes her hair. On other outings, the family go sailing, have a walk and a picnic in the country and go swimming in the sea.
Herne Hill Cricket Kent Tour, June 1932
This film shows Herne Hill Cricket Club on tour, playing matches against a number of Kent clubs including Folkestone, Rye, Dover, and Chatham. The players are seen on and off the field, socialising between matches.
Camping in Guernsey 1932
|Date||1932 - 1934||ID||6221|
A group of young friends go on a camping holiday on Guernsey. They take a train, ship and a flight in a small plane. The group of men set up camp and go surfing in a small cove.
This reel shows canoeing on the river Thames in London, followed by several family scenes showing a woman with a young child in a garden, as filmed by Ernest Shippam in 1933.
[Children at Play]
This black and white portrait of a young family shows, in some detail, games being played by young children in a garden. Scenes from a trip to a boating lake are also featured intermittently.
[Children at Play; School Sports; At the Seaside; Garden Scenes]
In a collection of family scenes children play with toys in the garden as their parents look on, and take part in a school sports day, before a trip to the seaside featuring boating and donkey rides. Later back at home, a garden picnic, a game of women's golf putting, children driving toy cars and camping under a tent with a picnic.
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