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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|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.
Film of the Staley family on holiday in Snowdonia, Wales. Ralph Staley films workings on a sheep farm and his family on the seafront, where ten year old Pam practices driving on the beach. They walk up mount Snowdon and take picnics in the countryside. A final section, in Dufaycolor, shows the family at Lake Bala [?] taking walks and stopping for tea.
[Cricket: Surrey V Australia; Tennis at Wimbledon]
|Date||1938 [?]; 1934||ID||4458|
This film compilation shows Surrey versus Australia cricket match at The Oval, possibly their match in 1938 and a short scene from 1934, along with excerpts of tennis matches at Wimbledon in 1934, as seen from the stands at Centre Court.
[Swanage; Chain Ferry]
|Date||[ca. 1934 - 1938?]||ID||8981|
This black and white film shows a group of young men on a trip to Swanage, Devon. The group use the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry, stay at the Hotel Grosvenor and go on a driving trip through the Devon countryside.
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