Collection Winston Robinson


A unique amateur film collection made from 1937 to the late 1950s by Winston Robinson, the General Manager of Brighton Corporation Transport. Mainly shot on 16mm, the filmmaker had unprecedented access to events in Brighton during the Second World War and consequently captured scenes that have not been seen before.

Collection ID216Reference codeBH 120306
TitleWinston Robinson
Dates1937 - 1950s
ProductionWinston Robinson
MaterialsFILM 16mm 9.5mm Standard 8mm


Highlights from this collection include Tank Week in 1942, Princess Elizabeth opening a new wing in the Royal Alexandra Hospital on 4 December 1945, Winston Churchill and Queen Mary visiting Brighton, Victory in Europe celebrations, Norman Hartnell watching Land Girls at work on the Downs, dog fights in the sky, bomb damaged buildings, and the Home Secretary Herbert Morrison inspecting Brighton's Civil Defence Services 26th August 1941.

Films in this collection:

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