Collection Eric Sparks


Eric Sparks was a keen amateur filmmaker, based in Worthing in the 1930s. His films demonstrate an interest in the railways and every day scenes in his local surroundings.

Collection ID433Reference codeWS 970122
TitleEric Sparks
Dates1930s - 1980s
ProductionEric Sparks
MaterialsFILM 16mm Standard 8mm
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


Eric Sparks was a keen amateur film-maker, and member of the Amateur Cinema League during the 1930s. Many of his films display an interest in the West Sussex railways. His films also record other forms of transport, everyday life and the work of his family firm 'Sparks and Son' in his hometown of Worthing. For example, his film [Sussex and Hampshire Scenes] (1930s) contains pre-war footage of South East locales including Midhurst, Steyning, Horsham and Portsmouth. His film, Southern Railway (1937 - 1938; 1946), provides a comprehensive record of the Southern Railway service from Brighton to Bognor Regis, and [Glimpses of Pre-War Worthing and Everyday Folk] (1938 - 1939) contains footage of transport, everyday life and the work of his family builder's firm in Worthing, during the final few months of peace.

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