|Title ID||3230||Collection ID||261|
|Title||[Sports and leisure; Family Scenes I]|
|Date||[ca. 1931]; July 1938; August 1939|
|Collection||Flavell Family Film Collection|
|Theme||Family life Seaside|
|Keywords||Aircraft Beaches Children Domestic Gardens Family Games Leisure Time Activities Outings Performing Arts Play Seaside Resorts Schools Sport Summer Swimming|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Duration||41 min. 50 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A compilation of home movie material which captures the Flavell family and friends playing and relaxing at the seaside, in a garden and on a bowls green during the summer months. The children are also filmed participating in various school sports and activities.
A multigenerational group are filmed outside their beach hut on Bognor Regis beach. The adults and children swim in the sea, build sandcastles and relax on deckchairs. A couple of the children also take pony rides along the sandy beach. The filmmaker also films a high-speed air race which takes place over the coastline (The Schneider Trophy?) .
The garden of a family home plays host to games of cricket. The children play with each other and with their toys. One boy has a model aeroplane - he is later filmed in his Scouts uniform. Portraits of the various participants are filmed.
Sports day at a boys school sees running races, sack races, bicycle races and the high jump. Their is also a running race for mothers. Girls play lawn tennis at their private school, and perform synchronized swimming in its indoor pool. The filmmaker's daughter is filmed in a dance solo on the school's indoor stage.
Other events filmed in this compilation include an amateur bowls match, and a family outing to a Cowdray Park where they picnic amongst the deer.