Title ID 9395Collection ID1221
Title[Churchill Funeral Train; Baby; Regatta; Shoreham]
CollectionRidgway Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside Commemoration
KeywordsChildren Everyday Life Family Funerals Food Mothers Memorials Outings Play Railway Steamers Rivers Summer Trains Urban Areas Women Boats Beaches
LocalStaines Walton-on-Thames Shoreham-by Sea
RegionalSurrey West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRidgway Family
CameraPeter Ridgeway; Janet Ridgway
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This family film shows several outings and family scenes that includes portrait shots of a new-born baby, a brief shot of former Prime minister Winston Churchill's funeral train passing through Staines station, on route to Handborough and the family together at the Thames Valley Skiff Club rowing Thames Skiffs. The film closes with scenes of a beach outing to Shoreham-by-Sea to visit friends.

Contextual information

Winston Churchill is a Southern Railway Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive, now housed at the National Railway Museum, York. The train was used to carry the body of the former prime minister to his family home of Hanborough in Oxfordshire for his funeral.