Title ID 6003Collection ID843
Title[Sports Day; Essex; Newhaven Harbour; Heathfield; Farnborough Airshow]
Date1958; 1959
CollectionJim Murray
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsAircraft Boats Domestic Gardens Family Harbours Rural Areas
LocalFrinton-on-Sea Colchester Newhaven Broad Oak Heathfield Farnborough
RegionalEssex East Sussex Hampshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJames (Jim) Murray
FormatColour Silent
Duration15min. 20sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A home movie featuring activities of the Murray family in the late 1950s. The family are seen on visits to Essex and Heathfield, East Sussex as well as the Farnborough airshow. They are also seen briefly on the quayside at Newhaven Harbour.


The film opens with shots of a school sports day, children are seen taking part in races on the school field. In Frinton-on-Sea, Essex a child is seen scraping snow from a Morris Minor, scenes follow of a snowy Frinton seafront. The family are seen getting in the car once the snow has melted. They head to Colchester where adults are seen looking around Colchester Castle. Large crowds are seen gathered on a country road as a Rolls Royce passes by. At Newhaven Harbour, boats and ships are seen coming and going; the family are seen on the quayside next to their Morris Minor. The family are next seen kicking a football around on a tennis court in the garden of a large house.

"Heathfield 1959"

The family are seen in a large garden at a house in Broad Oak near Heathfield; the children have erected a small tent and the father builds a bonfire. After a walk in the countryside with others, the family return to the house where they are seen relaxing in the garden. The women are seen sunbathing on the lawn. The last part of the film features sceness of Farnborough airshow; large crowds are gathered to watch the aeroplanes as they fly overhead.


A still from [Sports day; Essex; Newhaven Harbour; Heathfield; Farnborough airshow] (1958; 1959)