Collection Gordon Family


A collection of pre and post-war films made by Philip L. Gordon at the family home near Cross-in-Hand, East Sussex. The collection includes films of the family in the garden, attending various family events, on outings and holidays across the South East, in Switzerland and France, and helping out at a local farm.

Collection ID1124Reference codeES 091215
TitleGordon Family
Dates1930s - 1940s
ProductionPhilip L. Gordon Michel Coutin
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


This collection of pre and post-war family films shows scenes of the Gordon family home and garden near Cross-in-Hand, East Sussex; with the family gathered together in the garden playing with family pets and at different times of the year. Family scenes include the children participating in their school Sports day, several horse riding Gymkhanas, and helping out on the nearby Heronsdale Farm, in Waldron East Sussex.

The films also include several family outings and holidays to Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Switzerland, Dinard, St Malo and Paris in France with scenes of the Paris Expo in 1937 and noted Parisian landmarks. The family also go on outings to Bodiam Castle and around the South Downs to Beachy Head, Birling Gap, Firle, and Lewes among others.

Later films show the Coutin family (connected by marriage) and include Michel and Kay's wedding in Tenterden, Kent in 1953 and a Gordon family visit to Kay Coutin in Nigeria in 1955.

Films in this collection:

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