Collection Lockwood Family
This collection features a mix of domestic and military life as recorded by Kenneth Lockwood and family in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes films of Kenneth Lockwood's squadron, the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey regiment,undergoing military exercises and off-duty in the run up to the Second World War, many filmed using Dufaycolor, an early colour film stock.
|Collection ID||561||Reference code||WS 981210 / 2|
|Dates||1930 - 1940s|
|Production||Captain Kenneth Lockwood|
|Materials||FILM 16mm EPHEMERA|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
In this collection, scenes from both the family life and military working life of Kenneth Lockwood are shown between the 1930s and early 1940s. The film-maker focuses on his time spent with family in Felpham and with his squadron from the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey regiment, undergoing military exercises as well as entertaining themselves whilst off-duty. Mr Lockwood's films also feature friends and colleagues of the RAF 43 (Fighter) Squadron, the 'Fighting Cocks', undertaking aerial displays and off-duty following training.
Captain Lockwood served with the 6th Battalion, Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment prior to and during the Second World War, but was captured and held at Laufen Castle in Bavaria and later at Oflag IVC in Eastern Germany (known as Colditz) during the conflict. Despite many attempts, he was unable to escape until he was liberated by United States forces in 1945.
During his later years, Captain Lockwood was the Secretary for the Colditz Association for 50 years until 2006 when he retired, receiving an MBE in 1990 for his work.
Films in this collection:
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[Military Action; Cooking; Games]
This black and white film shows the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment at a rural training camp (?). Officers perform training exercises and parades, and are also seen cleaning and cooking at the camp.
This black and white film shows a group of men attending a horse race, placing bets and collecting winnings. The second section shows a woman and two men in the garden of a house looking at a brick swimming pool and outbuildings with chickens and livestock. The film ends with the woman getting into an open topped car.
[Swimming; Driving Classic Cars]
This film shows three men swimming in the sea at Swanage and playing on a water slide in the pool at The Hotel Grosvenor. In the second section the men are also seen driving together along a rural road surrounded by hills and cliffs (possibly continued on TID 8981?).
[Swanage; Chain Ferry]
|Date||[ca. 1934 - 1938?]||ID||8981|
This black and white film shows a group of young men on a trip to Swanage, Devon. The group use the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry, stay at the Hotel Grosvenor and go on a driving trip through the Devon countryside.
Easter at Felpham
This Dufaycolor family film follows the Lockwood family on a day out in the countryside and socialising in their garden at home in Felpham, West Sussex.
[Beach Scenes at Felpham]
|Date||1 June 1935||ID||8946|
This short Dufaycolor film follows the Lockwood family in their garden in Felpham and enjoying a day out on the beach.
[Football Match; Outside Cooking; Farm Animals]
This short Dufaycolor film shows a selection of outdoor scenes including a football match played with a brown leather ball in a field, a man cooking a stew in a enamel bucket over an open fire in a rural location (?) and various farm animals (cows and sheep with lambs) roaming in a field.
[Stately Home; Horse Racing]
This Dufaycolor film shows an 18th Century stately home - Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire. The second section shows a man drinking from a fountain on a rural hillside dressed in outdoor walking clothes. The final section shows a horserace event with jockeys dressed in coloured silk tunics and hats, jumping fences at an unknown venue.
[Army Camp Scenes; Military Parade]
This collection of black and white films features the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment at various off-duty activities including taking a bath and swimming, as well as on parade.
[Army Camp Scenes; Men on Parade; Marching]
This film shows the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on and off duty at a campsite.
[Tank Demonstration; Camp Scenes; Parade]
This collection of short black and white films show the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment watching an armoured car/tank gun demonstration by a fleet of vehicles in open countryside(?). The Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment military band parade in a field, playing instruments whilst the bandmaster conducts them.
[Early Morning Army Camp Scenes]
This collection of short black and white films depicts military life with the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a campsite in a rural location (?). The group are seen playing games and generally messing about during their normal morning ablutions.
[Camp Scenes; Loading Goods]
This collection of short black and white films depicts life with the Queen's Royal (West) Surrey Regiment on a campsite in a rural location (?). The soldiers are unloading chests, furniture and supplies from a truck, whilst the horse artillery move supplies around (?).
This colour tinted film shows a wedding at a suburban church (possibly in London?). Guests arrive and go into the church, followed by the bride. The guests and the wedding party then exit the church to attend the reception,accompanied by members of the Lockwood family and other guests at a suburban home.
[Garden Scenes; Bowling]
This tinted colour film shows the Lockwood Family at home in Felpham. The family enter the garden dressed in swimwear and summer clothing and sit on the patio on sun loungers. In the next section the men play a game of bowls and a woman does some embroidery.
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