Title ID 10145Collection ID1171
Title[Air Ship; London; Seaford]
Date[ca. 1931]
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsAircraft Buildings Children Family Old Age Religious Buildings Urban Areas Domestic Gardens Leisure Time Activities
LocalLondon Seaford
RegionalCity of London East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCharles Bernard Henning
CameraCharles Bernard Henning
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film is in three sections, the first shows an airship slowly moving across the London skyline; the middle section is a compilation of portraits of London's most famous landmarks; and family scenes set in a suburban garden making up the final section.


The film begins with several shots of an R101 (?) airship flying over the London skyline (with St. Paul’s Cathedral visible). Next a young girl is shown feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square, followed by shots of the fountains, Nelson’s Column, Admiralty Arch and views of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. In the final shots, young children play in a garden with their grandmother: the girl walks towards the camera; the group pose for camera; the grandmother gives the children sweets from a tin; the group leave the house and walk down a suburban street.


A still from [Air Ship; London; Seaford] (ca.1931)