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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[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.
[Church Parades; Scouting Practices]
This film shows the 8th Forest Hill Scout group parading and undertaking a series of events in their group hall, followed by shots of a group of Guides (8th Forest Hill company?) behind their parade troop. The film also shows the Cubs and Scouts, and their group leaders, gathered in the street outside their church.
[Children at Play; Seaside; Pageant]
A black and white film featuring children at play both in a garden and at the beach. The film closes with scenes of historical re-enactments at the Runnymede pageant.
[Visit by Grandparents; Outings]
Scenes of the Emberton family at home a few months after their second daughter was born and on outings including a picnic and boating on the River Wey.
[Baby, Planes and Garden]
Three short scenes filmed by Joseph Emberton, including; a brief shot of baby, a number of planes taking off and landing at Fairoaks airport near Chobham, and the Emberton's daughter Gillian as a toddler, wearing a raincoat in the garden.
Boat Trip; MS Stella Polaris
Film by Ralph Staley of a cruise with his wife Nellie aboard the Norwegian liner MS Stella Polaris. They stop at the port of Stockholm, and Copenhagen amongst other destinations. On board, deck coits and other games are played, passengers relax on deck, and Nellie is seen washing in their cabin and looking out to sea from a window. A Finnish boat/plane (OH-ALK) is seen leaving the shoreline adjacent to the ship at one of the stops.
Camera Mag No. 1
Film by the Eltham Cine Society, recording a funfair on Woolwich Common in celebration of the Jubilee, gardens at Well Hall Pleasaunce, scenes showing every day uses of electricity, model boats on Blackheath pond, steam ships at King George V dock and scenes of the cine group themselves - making a film. Amateur Cine World, Specially Commended
[Jubilee Day; Epsom Derby; Ladycross Sports]
|Date||6 May; June 1935||ID||10150|
A black and white film depicting HM King George V Jubilee day procession in London, accompanied by scenes of the derby at Epsom and a children's school sports day.
A group of friends, filmed by Joseph Emberton on a sailing trip, visiting islands in the Baltic Sea and Denmark. The group go cycling, canoeing, swimming and visit a zoo whilst on their trip.
[Hastings Family Film: Seaside Scenes]
A group of friends take a holiday in Hastings, taking fishing boat trips and sitting on the beach.
[Aeroplanes at Shoreham]
This film contains footage of Shoreham Air Show in the late 1930s. Various propellor driven aircraft stand stationary on the airfield as well as taking off to perform in the air display. Later shots show spectators on the ground walking amongst the aircraft. Continued on TID:8598 with scenes of the air display.
[Climbing in France]
This edited and intertitled pre-war film shows a group of friends on a climbing trip in the Rhône-Alpes Savoie region of France. The group plan and make preparations at home in a garden, before packing their belongings to set off. In France, the group climb and walk, with views of rural village life, plants and wildlife. The group stop at Pralognan, the waterfalls of the La Fraiche valley, Val-d'Isere and Col de L'Iseran.
[Family Gathering; Judo; Ships; Lacrosse; Boating]
|Date||August 1936; April 1937||ID||10016|
A relaxed family film showing activities at home in the garden and outings to a harbour. In the garden family members chat and two men practice Judo. At the harbour various sailing boats, sea planes and steamer ships are filmed. A mixed game of lacrosse is filmed followed by further scenes at the garden and the harbour.
[Dorchester Course; Children and Animals; Cattle Market]
|Date||1 October 1936||ID||10152|
A film featuring: a rabbit hunt or Hare Course event; children playing with animals and riding ponies; and a visit to a cattle market.
A film of the Emberton family on holiday in Slapton in Devon. The film features the young daughters, Jocelyn and Gillian, horse riding. Their mother, Kathleen, and the girls go on outings in the countryside and to the coast. The family are also filmed watching a fox hunt on Dartmoor and at a point-to-point race meeting.
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