Collection Roger Dunford


This varied collection by film-maker Roger Bernard Dunford, comprises several films showing his time with the Brighton Swimming Club, as well as ice skating in Brighton, plus a series of domestic family scenes and holiday films. There are also two Second World War service films taken during the time Dunford served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) in Egypt and Ceylon.

Collection ID1262Reference codeBH 110901
TitleRoger Dunford
ProductionRoger B. Dunford
MaterialsFilm 16mm Documentation Digital Books
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


This collection includes a series of films by Roger Bernard Dunford featuring his membership with the Brighton Swimming Club; competitions at the Brighton Ice Rink with his dancing partner Pam Thorne; family scenes at the A. Dunford drapers and tailors in Brighton; and family holidays to Switzerland, Austria, the Lake District, Wales and Scotland.

Roger purchased his first cine-camera in 1943 as a 21st birthday present to himself, following his sign up to the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) towards the end of the Second World War. Roger documented his service as a Sub Lieutenant in Egypt and in Ceylon [now Sri Lanka] .

Roger Dunford's 16mm films also feature as a part of the Floating Memories project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in partnership with East Sussex County Council, Brighton Fishing Museum, Screen Archive South East, Design Archive, University of Brighton and Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove in 2011. A copy of the project publication is available from:

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