Title ID 3263Collection ID563
TitleAncient and Modern
Date[ca. 1933]
CollectionShippam Ltd
Genre/TypeProfessionalIndependent Artist/Film-makerCorporateNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWorking Life
KeywordsCompanies Family Food Industry Labour Local History Workers
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionShippam Ltd
ProducerCommissioned by Shippam
Format35mm Black & White Sound
Duration5 min. 18 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An advertising film made to promote Shippam's meat paste. The film emphasises the contrast between the ancient buildings and history of Chichester against the modern machinery and processes of the Shippam's factory based there.


//col// Work at a farm in Switzerland. Motorbike ride. Scouts in uniform. Farming. Lake. Swiss TWA aeroplane. //b/w// Baby. Children at the seaside. Swiss landscape. Cable train. Mountain views. Toboganning. //col// On the farm. Lake, Visit to castle. Boat trip. //b/w// Plane. Holiday scenes. Picnic. //col// On the farm. Views of surroundings. Boat trip. May queen. Steer [?] Valley. Gardens. //b/w// Horse riding. Goodwood Races [?] Visit to the Zoo. //col// “Vevey” in Switzerland. Boat trip. “Pully” train. Sliing. Farm. Cable car. “Momta Rosa Hütte”. Farm. Horse stables. Hotel “Aigle Noir”. Visit to Paris. Family scenes. Wedding [?] 25 years [?] Snow scenes. Lake. Summer. Cat. Family scenes. Dog. Pool. Scenery. “Ristorante Alpine”. Family. Views from aircraft. “Apes Den”. Zoo. Rocks. Apes in wildlife park [?] Arabic country [?] Morocco [?]


A still from 'Ancient and Modern' (1933) showing chickens being stacked in Shippam's factoryA still from 'Ancient and Modern' (1933) showing crates being dispatched at Shippam's factoryA still from 'Ancient and Modern' (1933) showing a family group eating sandwiches