Title ID 6467Collection ID866
Title[Motor Cycle Final Club?]
CollectionC. Ernest Shippam
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeRural Life Transport
KeywordsClubs Men Motor Vehicles Rivers Bridges Sport Transport
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionC. Ernest Shippam
CameraC. Ernest Shippam
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration3 min. 6 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This short film shows members of the Chichester Motorcycle Club (on motorcylces and in cars) driving along several rural country roads, through a village and a river, during a time trial, as filmed by Ernest Shippam in 1931.


The compilation includes scenes showing a motorcycle being ridden along an unmade country road. There are portrait shots of a group of men standing together on a bridge smoking and talking to each other. A motorcycle drives past them. A series individual portraits shots show a man sitting on the bridge wall completes.

The next scene shows a motorcycle slowly being driven into the river next to the bridge, followed by views of a car and a cyclist passing over the bridge. Another car (PX 9089) is seen driving through the river. The car is forced to stops by the side of the road, where a man removes river detritus (plants and grass) out from underneath the car, handing it to another club member, who holds it up to show the group on the bridge.


[Motor Cycle Final Club?] (1931)

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Further scenes of Chichester Motor Cycle Club filmed by Ernest Shippam are found in associated titles: [C.M.C.C] [Chichester Motor Cycle Club], [C.M.C.C Meeting] [Chichester Motor Cycle Club], and [M.C.C] [Motor Cycle Club Event].