Collection Moore Family
A collection of post-war films by Mr Gladstone E. Moore from the Three Bridges and Crawley area of West Sussex, made between 1947 and 1970. Highlights include Church outings to Littlehampton and welcoming HM Queen Elizabeth II and several dignitaries to open new buildings and housing estates in Crawley.
|Collection ID||1177||Reference code||WS 100526|
|Dates||1940s - 1970s|
|Production||Gladstone E. Moore|
|Materials||FILM 16mm DOCUMENTATION|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Mr Gladstone E. Moore was a fellow of the Incorporated Society of Auctioneers and Landed Property (ISALPA), he was also a Baptist Minister, Deacon and Superintendent for several Churches in the Crawley district. Mr Moore documented many local parish milestones from weddings and Sunday School outings, through to the major redevelopment and expansion of central Crawley and its environs following the 1946 New Town Act. A series of films show the building of a new town Shopping Centre, Housing estates, and HM Queen Elizabeth II opening the new town developments.
Other films in the collection include group visits and family outings to the South Coast of England at Littlehampton, Hastings and Eastbourne; as well as the ceremonies associated with laying foundation stones for local churches in Crawley.
Films in this collection:
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[RA Shows; Sunday School Party and Outing; Fair; Campaign; Church Stone Layings and Openings; Westminster Abbey]
|Date||1947 - 1958||ID||9151|
This film shows the family and working life of a Minister of the Three Bridge Free Church including outings, school events, laying foundation stones and Billy Graham's sermons.
[Seaside; Bonfire; Garden; Rustington Hotel; Churches; Squirrels; 6th Birthday Cake; Fireworks]
|Date||[ca. 1948 - 1949]||ID||9145|
This film shows several domestic garden scenes and family travelogues across East and West Sussex. Scenes include the children swimming and playing on several beaches; views of religious buildings; The Rustington Hotel Eastbourne; and panoramic rooftop views across the Meads area of Eastbourne towards the Wish Tower/ Martelo Tower.
Holiday in North Devon
A film showing a family holiday and domestic scenes in Crawley. The first part shows the children paddling in the North Devon sea, playing on the rocks and building sandcastles. The second part shows the family playing in a playground and attending a Harvest Festival event at Three Bridges Free Church. The children help to rake fallen leaves in a garden, celebrating (a birthday or Christmas ?) with presents and on an outing to the countryside.
[Three Bridges Free Church: Harvest Festival; Youth Rally Party]
|Date||10-18 July 1949||ID||9147|
This film shows a gathering of local Sunday school patrons waiting to enter a hall for their tea, and a Harvest Festival celebration at Three Bridges Free Church (Montefiore Hall), with vegetable offerings on a large tiered platform. The second part of the film shows a Church Youth Rally gathering in a marquee for a party, with food and drink laid out in a banqueting style. The film ends with a series of children's party games.
[Holiday at Eastbourne, Hastings, Rye and Winchelsea]
This family travelogue shows the Moore family visiting the East Sussex and Kent coast. At Eastbourne, the family paddle in the sea and build sandcastles. In Hastings, they take in views from East Hill down to the beach and ride the funicular East Hill Cliff Railway. In Rye, the family visit St Mary's Clocktower, Oak House Pub and tour the cobbled streets. The final stop is at Winchelsea Methodist Chapel.
Great Walstead [School: Boys Sports Day]
A titled and edited family film showing a series of non-traditional events at two Great Walstead Preparatory School Sports days. Events include a book-on-head balancing event whilst going under a pole limbo-style, a knocking nails in to wood event, a balloon hitting race, a fully covered sack race event, a bicycle circuits race whilst doing maths questions; and a boys fancy dress competition with face masks, fake noses and moustaches.
[Ancient and Modern, Three Bridges Free Church]
|Date||1949 - 1963||ID||9152|
This film shows scenes around Three Bridges, in Crawley, between 1949-1963. The film includes: a children's party; a miniature train ride; a visit to the seaside; building new houses; Queen Elizabeth II opening Queens' Square Shopping Centre; construction of the new Three Bridges Free Church; Punch and Judy; and a school outing with an American West theme.
[Great Walstead School; Harvest Festival; Veterans Party; Sunday School Outing; School Sports Day]
|Date||1949; 1950; 1953; 10 June 1954; 12 June 1954; 24 July 1954; 14 August 1954||ID||9153|
This edited film shows various seasonal events including: a first day at school; Harvest Festival; The Three Bridges Free Church Veterans' Christmas Party; a family Christmas celebration; a military parade with marching band from St Lawrence College Combined Cadet Force; a Sunday School outing to Littlehampton (Butlin's Littlehampton in background) and a Great Walstead School Sports day.
[Sunday School Outing and Anniversary; Cricket Game; Outing to London; National Service Parade; Herstmonceux Castle; Harvest Thanksgiving; Veterans Christmas Party]
|Date||1949 - 1956; 6 July 1957||ID||9154|
This edited film taken over several years, shows various Three Bridges Church trips and Christmas parties. The Sunday School children are taken on outings to Eastbourne and Littlehampton beaches and seaside attractions.
[Princess Elizabeth â€˜Royal Visit to Crawleyâ€™]
|Date||25 January 1950||ID||9149|
A film documenting a Royal visit to Crawley by HRH Princess Elizabeth, including a view of a train passing over Balcombe Viaduct, and a selection of newspaper headlines and front pages chronicling the event. Events include the opening of the "Manor Royal" Business park, a visit to meet residents on a new housing estate followed by a gathering outside a public house on Crawley High Street.
[First Day at School; Fifth Birthday; Festival of Britain]
This edited film shows scenes of the Festival of Britain South Bank Exhibition, an outing of the Three Bridges Free Church and a trip to London. The film also includes several family occasions that includes meeting a new baby, first day at school, a fifth birthday, a wedding and cutting and eating a home-grown apple in the garden.
[Prizes; Golden Wedding Anniversary]
|Date||1951 - 1952||ID||9158|
This short, edited film shows children at a prize-giving ceremony in the Church Hall [Montefiore Hall ?], followed by scenes of a large group gathered outside the Bungalow Cafe [Littlehampton?], and a close-up of a newspaper clipping detailing a golden wedding anniversary.
[Ridleyâ€™s Corner: House and Garden]
This short colour film shows several exterior views of at the Moore family's Ridley's Corner house and garden, with tidy lawn and rose beds.
[Whit Monday Rally: Sports; Speech]
This short colour film shows a Whit Monday Free Church gathering with the group standing by the side of a road. There are also scenes of a Great Walstead School sports day, with a fancy dress race and a speech from a teacher/Head Teacher (?). [The film has some damage]
[Baby; Hazelwick Sports; Holiday at Felixstowe]
|Date||8 April 1955; 4 June 1955; 11 June 1955; August 1955||ID||9160|
This edited film features scenes of a family group playing with a baby in a living room, followed by a compilation of a set of photographs featuring Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham and several posters for his "Souls in Conflict" sermon outside the Embassy (Cinema) Theatre. The second part shows various events of two school sports days (Great Walstead? & Hazelwick School), and a colour film of a seaside holiday to Felixstowe with scenes of the family at the beach and on a boat trip.
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