Title ID 180Collection ID378
TitleSlindon Camp
CollectionLewis Family
KeywordsCamping Children Games Holidays Leisure Time Activities Religious Activities Religious Buildings Weddings
LocalBrighton Slindon
RegionalBrighton and Hove West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Productionnot known
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Sound
Duration21min. 26sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


The members of Hollingbury Hall, Brighton attend a camp at Slindon, West Sussex during 1973. Other scenes from the film include social gatherings at Hollingbury Hall and a brief shot of a wedding.


The film opens with a brief scene of a man playing an organ in a living room. A young child is sitting next to him and a dog is nearby howling to the music. Hollingbury Hall, Brighton is the venue for for a social gathering of young people who are playing party games. The film cuts to silent scenes of a wedding, the married couple are standing outside a church and a large crowd is assembled to greet them. A site at Slindon hosts the church camp; a boy kicks a ball around and young people perform a sketch. Back at Hollingbury Hall people are gathered, eating and singing accompanied by guitars (the sound is speeded up in parts). More silent scenes of the camp follow; young people are being led in song accompanied by a guitar, a camp fire is burning and a bible story (?) is briefly acted out. A man paints a picture of a sunset. The next morning people eat breakfast, before scenes of a ball game on a lawn with a large country house in the background. The film ends with a larger gathering of people on a field with a temporary stage over which a banner reads: "Let Jesus be Lord of all". The man on the stage is singing and playing a guitar.