Title ID 5033Collection ID694
TitleWhat and What Not
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsAircraft Airports Boats Entertainment Performing Arts Racing Seaside Resorts Sport Women Beachwear
LocalBognor Regis
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration12 min. 06 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of local news and events in and around Bognor Regis in 1931 including; Bognor from the air, the Mirror Girls in performance, the Schneider contest, boating in Bosham, Commander Daniels and Captain Barnard air circus.


Titles 'What and What Not' - Intertitles: 'Viewing Bognor from the air' and 'Tangmere Aerodrome' caption scenes of the aerodrome from a distance and an aeroplane taking off. The intertitle: "The Daily Mirror Eight" precedes a troupe of women in a uniform of short skirts and sleeveless tops, who perform a fitness routine of stretches and exercise including routines with sticks and umbrellas. They also perform a tug of war. The next intertitle is for the "Schneider contest", a trophy air race, held in 1931 over the Solent. Various shots show the winner of the contest, the Supermarine seaplane. A variety of boating activities are then seen in "Round & About in Bosham". The heading "Commander Daniels visits Bognor Regis in 1931" explains the crowd gathering to see the Commander of the yacht 'Wild Duck'. Returning to the spectacle of flight, the film shows the presence of "Captain Barnard" and his air circus using various planes such as "The Spider": a Fokker V.II registration number G-EBTS., and an autogyro.


A still from What and What Not (1931)A still from What and What Not (1931)