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 spoof style narrative entitled: "From a.m to p.m" created by the IMLT (Institute of Medical Laboratory Technicians, Sussex-Sub Branch), shows a young man gaining employment in a medical laboratory. The film shows the unfortunate outcome of not following the rules, with the death of the new employee.
[Birthday Party; The Rockery Leonardslee Gardens]
This film shows the family celebrating a child's 2nd birthday with a tea party and cake; going on several family outings to the Victoria Gardens in Brighton and The Rockery in Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham. Several panoramic views show the gardens with a waterfall, flowering plants and a young boy chasing a Wallaby through a wooded garden clearing.
[Shoreham Beach; Lancing College; Birthday]
This film shows the family playing on Shoreham Beach and paddling in the sea; making a visit to Lancing College with interior and exterior shots of the grounds and chapel; followed by a series of portrait shots of the family playing on a swing and with bicycles in a garden, where a man tries to ride a child's tricycle but falls off. The film closes with scenes of a child's birthday tea party in the conservatory and close-up shots of the food.
[At the Seaside; Visit to Birling Gap; Domestic Garden]
This film shows: a 6th Birthday tea party and balloon release in the garden; a continuation of the family beach outing to Shoreham-on-Sea [also on 5327]; a visit to a pet-shop in Preston Park; a visit to Drusillas Zoo Park [also on 5329]; a camping trip (?) to Birling Gap where the children play games and toboggan down a hill; ending with the children playing in a garden on a sea-saw.
[Drusillas Zoo; Father Christmas; Snow in Brighton]
This film shows: a continuation of the family outing to Drusillas Zoo Park [also on 5328]; Children's Corner playground; the family celebrating Christmas dinner and the passing out of presents by Father Christmas. There are snowy scenes of a residential Brighton street with the children playing in the snow and posing for portraits in their winter clothing.
[RAF Parade in Preston Park]
This films shows a battalion of RAF officers, men and military bands parading along a busy street into Preston Park. The group stand adjacent to the former Police building for their inspections; later parading around the green. Three men break off to parade a Union flag, watched by a line of spectators. The final short scene shows the film-maker's cousin Paul and a woman sitting on a riverbank. The woman is reading whilst the man fishes.
[Peter Pan's Playground; Holiday to Cornwall]
This film shows a family outing to Peter Pan's Playground in Brighton where the children play on the rides. The second film shows a family holiday to Cornwall with a visit to a postcard shop, views of St Michael's Mount, the family exploring the rocky and wooded coastline by car and on foot, and the children bathing in the sea. Panoramic coastal shots close the film.
[Brighton Scenes; Family]
This film shows a compilation of flowering plants and flowers in several public and private gardens in the Brighton and Hove areas. Extended scenes of the Leonardslee Gardens in Horsham (?) complete the film.
[Birthday Party; Visit to a Playground]
This short film shows a 7th birthday party with birthday tea, children playing games in the garden and the family on an outing to Peter Pan's Playground in Brighton. The children play on a large metal rocking horse, roundabout and rotating climbing frame.
[Trip to London Zoo; Birthday Party; Preston
This film shows the Linehan family on a day trip via train to visit London Zoo. The family stop to view several of the animals including the Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Giraffe and Elephant. The children ride a camel and take a Larma carriage ride around the park. A child's birthday tea party at home (out of focus), and a visit to Preston Park Gardens complete the film.
[Stanmer Park; Pevensey Castle; Birthday Party]
This film shows the Linehan family on a picnic in Stanmer Park, attending a Christening, visiting Pevensey Castle and Beachy Head with views of Beach Heady Lighthouse; and two children eating ice cream sandwiches sat on the grass. The final film shows the family celebrating a child's birthday with tea party in the garden at home. The table is laden with plates of food and a large home-made birthday cake.
[Hotham Park; Bentley Wood]
The Linehan family visit Hotham Park for a picnic, drive a motor boat on the lake, visit the animals in the zoo and play in the fairy tale themed playground with Humpty-Dumpty, and in a large shoe house. The second scene shows the family walking through Bentley Wood - part of the Bentley Country Park Estate. The film closes with a vintage car rally group passing along a busy Brighton (?) road.
[Father Christmas; Crematorium; Party Food; Grandparents; Public Gardens; To School]
|Date||December 1959; January 1960||ID||5337|
This film shows various family scenes that includes a visit from Father Christmas in the family car and a funeral at Downs Crematorium (?) with wreathes and flowers laid on the grass outside. The second film shows a birthday tea party with a 'Golly-Wog' style cake, a young boy making a kite in the garden, a family visit to the Victoria Gardens in Brighton, and portraits of the children in their Brighton College Prep School (?) uniform.
This film shows the family on holiday at the Pontin's resort of Barton Hall, Torquay with outdoor views of a beauty pageant, pool area and playing fields in front of the hotel. The children play on a water slide, in a paddling pool, and take part in a fancy dress parade and mock-coronation style entertainment ceremony. The film is inter cut with a family excursion on a guided river boat tour.
[Lord Godber’s at Mayfield; Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway; Garden]
This film shows the family visiting the home of Lord Grober in Mayfield, with the children dressed in their Brighton College prep-school school uniform posing for portraits in the garden next to the pool. The second film shows the family visiting the Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway, riding a miniature train, and on a donkey ride. The final film shows a gathering of people dancing on a beach (?) and the children playing with their toys in a garden.
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