Collection Lance House


A small collection of films by Solicitor, Mr Lancelot (Lance) House, showing scenes featuring family and friends in the South East, from the 1930s to late 1940s.

Collection ID167Reference codeES 000217
TitleLance House
Dates1930s - 1940s
ProductionLance House (Father of donor)
MaterialsFILM 16mm
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


Solicitor, Lancelot House, filmed scenes of his family and friends, in Kent and on travels in Europe, dating from the mid 1930s and late 1940s. His films held at Screen Archive South East include scenes of a friend's military wedding, a sports day at his son's prep school, and family and friends taking part in leisure activities in and around Sussex and the South East.
The full collection of films made by Lance House is dispersed across a number of other UK film archives. The BFI holds films showing the building of Lance House's offices in Sevenoaks in 1934, the 1935 Silver Jubilee celebrations in Sevenoaks, the 1937 Coronation procession in London, and of his son Richard Lance, as a baby in 1938.
The Imperial War Museum holds film of his travels to pre-war Europe including his honeymoon in Austria in 1936, and a holiday in Belgium and Germany in 1937. They also hold a small number of films made by Lance House, which show military events in the 1930s and 1950s. The East Anglian Film Archive and the South West Film Archive, hold film of the House family on various holidays in the Norfolk Broads and on the Cornish coast respectively.