Title ID 9798Collection ID1162
TitleLab [Beach; Lancing College; Countryside]
Date[ca. 1938 - 1940]
CollectionCorder Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsAircraft Beaches Buildings Children Domestic Gardens Family Fathers Games Interiors Motor Vehicles Religious Buildings Beachwear
LocalLancing Worthing (?)
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGeoffrey Corder
CameraGeoffrey Corder; K. Corder
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited colour and black and white film shows the Corder family on an outing to a beach; Visiting Lancing College and having a family picnic in the countryside. Several military aircraft are spotted by the film-maker flying overhead whilst the children splash about in the sea.


In the first sequence, the family visit a beach and the children paddle and play with buckets and spades dressed in swimwear. This is followed by shots of the family on a day out visiting Lancing College in West Sussex. Moving shots of the cloister and memorial follow, filmed through a doorway.

In the next sequence the family are in a garden of a 1930s house (?), standing around a brick pond chatting. The children are looking into the pond. Silhouetted interior shots follow of the family sat indoors on a sofa.

The next sequence shows the Corder family on an outing to the countryside by car (MY 3220) and having a picnic on a path at the side of the road. The film then returns to the family on a beach playing with buckets and spades, and a dog runs around on the sand. The film then focuses on a silhouetted plane flying overhead. This film then cuts to colour footage of the beach and the children running about playing on the beach. Shots then show another plane (Possibly a surveillance or observation plane ?) and an autogiro flying above the beach (?). Several of the beach sequences are similar to TID: 9786 - with the children playing in swimwear in Lancing or Worthing).


Lab [Beach; Lancing College; Countryside] [ca. 1938 - 1949?]