Collection Linehan Family
These family films by the Linehan family were taken between 1930 and the late 1980s showing family holidays, social gatherings for birthdays, weddings and at Christmas. The films also include some of John Linehan's working life as a medical laboratory technician.
|Collection ID||699||Reference code||ES 050304|
|Dates||1930s - 1980s|
|Production||John J. Linehan|
|Materials||Film Film Equipment Standard 8mm Books 9.5mm 16mm Ephemera|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Along with scenes of family life and events, selected films in the collection include several made by John Linehan as an International Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (IAMLT) member. These include participating in a social gathering during the Vienna IAMLT conference in 1972, and his work at Brighton Hospital in 1956. The latter films show a humorous take on the rights and wrongs of working in a medical lab, and a documentary style narrative on the working practices and records management systems, in a Hospital Cytology laboratory.
Films in this collection:
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This compilation of colour and black and white scenes shows two dogs playing in a garden and at a park at different times of year. Breeds of dog include a Pomeranian and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
This film compilation shows several coastal and landscape scenes, opening with colour scenes of a Church, Tudor style cottage, traditional flint dry stone wall, views of a rural village, with sheep in a field and view of a River or pond. A series of black and white scenes follow, showing several tents pitched in a field, views of a river and ships moored in a dock.
[Dog at Play; Royal Funeral Procession]
|Date||[ca. 1936]; 28 January 1936||ID||5407|
This film shows a pet dog running around a domestic garden [not included in online clip]. This is followed by highlights of the state funeral procession for HM King George V.
[Holiday to the Isle of Wight]
This film shows the filmmaker's visit to the Isle of Wight, capturing views of several landmarks including The Needles, Carisbrooke Castle and a coastal village with panoramic views of the landscape.
[Visit to the Zoo Swans and other Fowl]
This film shows scenes of the animal enclosures and habitats at a zoo, including: lions, monkeys, flamingos, penguins, bears and various wild fowl. The first part of the film is in black & white, the last scene in colour, shows a group of swans with cygnets.
[Domestic Garden; Winter Scenes]
|Date||[ca. 1941 - 1945]||ID||5122|
This compilation of film shows two girls playing together in a garden, the family playing in the garden, shots of the family's kittens and the children tobogganing down a hill in the snow.
[Winter Scenes; VE Day Celebrations]
|Date||[ca. 1945 - 1946]||ID||5124|
The opening part of the film [not included in online clip] shows a double exposure sequence of the family playing together in the snow, followed by a second sequence of double exposed shots [included in clip] of a VE Day procession.
[Victory Parade; Children with Cat]
This film shows scenes from a VE day parade moving down a residential street, with men and women in uniform and a Scout troop, parading past the camera. Several vehicles follow with banners and decorations that includes several tanks, a bus, an ARP ambulance, fire engine and â€śCasualty Carâ€ť. The second film shows a family scene with a girl playing with a cat and two girls playing together in a garden.
[Domestic Garden; Isle of Wight; HMS Venus; Birthday; Seaside]
This film shows the Linehan family at home [not included in online clip] on their son's birthday and on an outing to the seaside. The second part [included in clip] shows a visit to the HMS Venus moored in the Solent at Southampton.
Our Swiss Holiday
This intertitled film shows a family holiday to Switzerland aboard the Prince Charles, Ostend ferry. The film includes scenes of the family outside their hotel, touring various cities including Basel and the Catholic district of Gersau in Schwyz.
[Local Scenes Brighton; Birthdays; Christening; Christmas]
This compilation shows a young boy with his mother, a family visit to Brighton, a birthday tea party in a garden, a Christening and Christmas day celebration.
[Christmas; Wedding; Birthday]
This film shows several family gatherings, beginning with opening presents from Father Christmas, followed by the family on a countryside walk. Scenes of a wedding include the bride and bridesmaids entering the church, the family gathered outside and leaving on a train. The film closes with a boy leaving to go to school, and a birthday party with cake.
[Chessington Zoo; Devilâ€™s Dyke; First Crawl]
This film shows the a family on several group outings - the first to Chessington Zoo and playground, visiting the animal enclosures, the playground, boating lake and Punch and Judy show. The second film shows the family walking on Devil's Dyke, closing with a final sequence of a toddler attempting to crawl on grass, to retrieve a ball and play with a toy bucket.
[Christening; Birthday; At the Seaside; Day Trip to Eastbourne]
This film shows several family gatherings that includes a Christening at a church with a party at the family home,followed by a fancy dress birthday party with a chocolate train cake. The second film shows a family trip to the seafront at Brighton and Eastbourne, closing with shots of the Western Lawns in Eastbourne being used as a camp site, views of Eastbourne Pier, the bandstand and a panoramic view of Eastbourne from Beachy Head.
[Family Scenes; Christmas]
This film shows two boys playing with a donkey, a toddler dressed in various outfits in the family home learning to walk, and the family celebrating Christmas. Interior shots show the living room adorned in decorations and Father Christmas handing out presents to the children. The film closes with shots [not included in online clip] of the children at bath time.
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