Collection Corder Family
A collection of over 40 films by Kodak employee Geoffrey Corder and his wife. Films feature family activities, events and holidays, some filmed using experimental Kodak film stock.
|Collection ID||1162||Reference code||WS 100221|
|Dates||1930 - 1960|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection of family films document Mr and Mrs Corder's honeymoon, their children, family holidays, outings and family pets.
The films, made by Geoffrey Corder, were produced during his time as Superintendent of the Field Service Department at Kodak, at the company plant in Harrow, Middlesex during the 1930s. As part of his involvement with the engineering teams at Kodak, Geoffrey Corder tested many different Kodak film stocks and processes. Two of these experimental film stocks feature in this collection - a new pre-marketed type of Kodachrome film (possibly developed into Ektachrome) and a black and white Super-X Panchromatic Reversal stock which was not on general release to the public.
The sample Kodachrome films featured in the collection have aged and now show a cyan cast and a fine yellow artefact detail. The Super-X Panchromatic Reversal stock shows a coarse grain, with a high gamma/contrast black and white image.
Geoffrey Corder's film frequently featured his family, led by his children and their friends, as actors moving through the shot or standing and posing for the camera, possibly as a test of the film stock.
Films in this collection:
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Sacred Heart Marching
This post-war colour film depicts a large group of girls at Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Wealdstone undertaking a drill demonstration of physical training exercises and dance performances for the watching crowds gathered in the school playground. Individual shots show Julia Corder during the display wearing her school uniform. Several Catholic nuns can be seen dressed in full habits during the event.
Julia and Christopher
This very short film features four children seen in portrait, pulling faces and pretending to box at the camera.
This very short film shot on black and white 'Kodak (Eastman) Super-X Panchromatic reversal stock' (?) features the Corder family on a day out in the local park. The children play together on the grass and the adults join them carrying tennis rackets and pushing bicycles.
Eastbourne and Battle 1946
This edited colour and black and white film features coastal and urban shots of the towns of Eastbourne and Battle. The Corder family on holiday in East Sussex visit Battle Abbey, Eastbourne sea front, Eastbourne town centre, Belle Tout lighthouse on Beachy Head and explore the countryside at Seven Sisters Country Park along the Cuckmere River.
St. George's Cricket, Bradley
|Date||[ca. 1946 - 1949?]||ID||9811|
This colour and black and white film shows scenes at an airport; a family watching a cricket match on a village green; a day trip to Windsor Castle; and steam locomotives at a station, carrying passengers and freight.
|Date||[ca. 1947 - 1951?]||ID||9792|
This short colour film shows the Corder family exploring the countryside and aboard a fast moving boat from Blakeney Point, Norfolk. The family are shown on the boat as the camera pans around, several family members are seen in close-up.
Perranporth After the War
This edited black and white and colour film shows a family enjoying a day at the seaside. Family members go for a swim, surf and explore the surrounding countryside.
[Maidencombe in Devon]
|Date||1948 or 1951 [?]||ID||9806|
This film follows the family on holiday in Maidencombe, Devon. The group are seen playing in a garden, taking a trip to the beach, touring the coastline on a speedboat and exploring the rural landscape by car.
[Maidencombe Devon Holiday]
|Date||[ca. 1948 - 1950?]||ID||9807|
This colour and black and white film shows family life on a holiday to Maidencombe Devon, where they visit the beach, play croquet, and take walks along the cliff-top paths.
|Date||[ca.1945 - 1957?]||ID||9795|
This colour film shows the Corder family in a garden playing with a large ginger pet cat (named Wiky Woky). The cat is being held by members of the family and does not seem too happy. Individual portrait shots of the group follow including a young boy, Mr Corder is shown lighting and smoking a cigarette, Julia Corder as a teenager (?) holds the cat. (Similiar to TID: 9821)
Blakeney [Norfolk] 1950
This film follows the Corder Family on holiday in Blakeney, Norfolk and surrounding towns in the early 1950s. The family visit a church in Walsingham, Norfolk and explore the countryside.
|Date||[ca. 1952 - 1958?]||ID||9809|
This colour film shows a race at Silverstone, Northamptonshire in the 1950s. The film focuses on the cars passing one of the viewing banks on a corner of the track, opposite the lap counter board. Crowds of people are filmed watching the race from platforms or sitting on the roof of their cars.
Pam and Ian Wedding
This colour film features a traditional family wedding at St George's Church, Headstone (Middlesex, Greater London). In 1953. The wedding party gather together outside the church to take photographs.
Isle of Wight
This film features the Corder family on holiday on the Isle of Wight. The family tour the coast on several ferries and boats, play games on the beach and swim in the sea.
Julia and Ken's Wedding
This colour film features a traditional family wedding at St George's Church, Headstone (Middlesex, Greater London). In 1957. The bride and groom gather with the wedding party in the church garden for photographs.
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