Collection Turner Collections (Lucas family films)
A collection of films made by the Lucas family at their Warnham Court estate. The films include a 35mm wedding film created by noted film director Mr Fred Leroy Granville whilst he was based at the Stoll Productions Ltd studio in Cricklewood, London.
|Collection ID||650||Reference code||WS 040809|
|Title||Turner Collections (Lucas family films)|
|Dates||1920s - 1930s|
|Materials||FILM 35mm 16mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
The Lucas family were the wealthy owners of the Warnham Court estate in Horsham, West Sussex. The films show various activities on the estate in the 1920s including a large shooting party attending a pheasant and rabbit shoot, bee keepers demonstrating how they manage the hives, a grand family wedding with the locals gathering in the street to celebrate the event and portraits of the family with their new baby on show.
Films in this collection:
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[Shooting Duck at Mill Pond; The Park Coverts Broomwicks Pheasants and Rabbits]
This film features hunting activities at a grand country estate including shooting duck at the Mill Pond and a pheasant and rabbit shoot taking place in various locations around the estate.
[Traffic on Westminster Bridge; Beekeeping; Pheasant Shoot]
A misty exterior wide view of the Palace of Westminster with shots of traffic on Westminster Bridge. Beekeeping material and hunting material both largely duplicated in TID: 4904 and 4901 from the same collection, but with intertitles and are not shown online here.
Warnham Court; The Home of C. J. Lucas
This black and white family film shows a group of men playing golf on the Warnham Court estate, followed by highlights of Tennis (doubles) and a cricket match. The family watch from the terrace next to the house. The final film with intertitles shows a beekeeping film, demonstrating how to create an artificial hive. Two men use their bare hands to handle the bees.
[Red Deer at Warnham Court Park]
A combination of black and white and tinted film showing scenes of a Red Deer herd in the wooded Warnham Park estate, with close-ups of several animals. The final few seconds of the film appears to show a derailed train and men assessing the wreckage.
The Young Squire's Wedding at Warnham Court
|Date||7 June 1923||ID||4902|
This black and white film shows the wedding of Charles Eric Lucas ('Joe') and Doris Brander ('Biddy') on the 7th of June 1923. The film also shows some scenes filmed at a later date showing Biddy and Joe with a baby.
[Warnham Court: Family with Baby]
A family group hold a baby whilst posing for the camera on a garden bench. Colonel Brander holds a dog as the baby's mother 'Biddy' holds the baby with her husband 'Joe'. In portrait a grandmother or a nanny [?] stand at the main door with a domestic nurse as both turn and enter the house. These scenes also feature at the end of Joe and Biddy Lucas's wedding film on TID 4902.
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