Collection Hilson Family


This small family film collection includes baby scenes and scenes of friends on outings in Brighton and trips to the Kent coast in the 1930s.

Collection ID767Reference codeWS 051010
TitleHilson Family
ProductionOliver Victor Hilson (1906 -1940)
MaterialsFILM 9.5mm
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


This small amateur collection of family films date from the 1930s, and shows mixed scenes of the Hilson family in and around Brighton and the Kent Coast. The films capture several landmarks including the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Lewes Racecourse, Southdown Bus Depot, a wedding, and an extended film celebrating the early life of their son Barry at the family home above a public house: the 'Hereford City', in Brighton.