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[Coronation Naval Review; Holiday; Hay Farm]
This film features a Royal Naval Review at Spithead, Southampton to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. The Reed family view the display aboard a pleasure craft. The second part of the film provides scenes from the family's visit to Instow in Devon, that includes a trip to the beach and a working farm.
This edited colour and black and white films highlights places of interest in Croydon, Surrey. The film has intertitles throughout and opens with images of Croydon. The film includes material from Croydon Aerodrome/ Airport, aircraft movement, the 1920s terminal building, panorama footage from on top of Park Hill Water Tower, Coronation lights on Croydon Town Hall at night and Kings Wood bluebells in bloom.
[Tangmere Air Display]
|Date||25 May 1937||ID||8965|
This edited film provides highlights of the 1937 Empire Air Display on May 25 at Tangmere Air field in which several RAF squadrons took part - 1, 43, 72, 87.
Watery Trail: River Medway
This well-made amateur film with intertitles chronicles the River Medway, tracing it from its source at Turners Hill to its mouth at Sheerness, capturing the places and industries which line its banks.
News From Hollywood
Amateur fiction film about a Hollywood actress 'Rita Marblo' who visits Bognor Regis but hides from the press. Two plucky reporters from the local newspaper try a number of scams to get an interview or a photograph. They finally get an exclusive picture of her departing by air.
[Plane Flying; Reunion]
|Date||28 May 1938||ID||8976|
This film shows several officers meeting each other on a RAF base (Tangmere?) dressed in flight suits and uniforms. The officers are then seen messing about on an airfield and climbing on the wing of a Gloster Gladiator. The officers may be from RAF 1 and/or 43 Squadron based at Tangmere Airfield (?). The film is very dark in parts.
7162 Miles Non-Stop World's Long Distance Record
|Date||7 November 1938; [ca. 1938-1945]||ID||9589|
The first part shows "7162 Miles Non-Stop Worlds' Long Distance Record by the Royal Air Force on Vickers Wellesley Aircraft Bristol Pegasus engines" (between Ismailia, Egypt to Darwin, Australia). The next part shows several squadrons flying Vickers aircraft including Welesley, Wellington and Spitfire, grounded and in aerial manoeuvres, and the Vickers-Armstrong factory with a fleet of Wellington aircraft under construction.
Lab [Beach; Lancing College; Countryside]
|Date||[ca. 1938 - 1940]||ID||9798|
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.
Camera Mag No. 2 Edition
Film by the Eltham Cine Society, recording various events and activities in 1939. The film includes the making of a cricket bat, scenes at Castlewood and St. James's parks, the use of vinyl LP sound recording equipment, and government ministers visiting RAF Hendon and Biggin Hill.
[Holidays at Westgate]
|Date||[1939; ca. 1940]||ID||6130|
Film documenting the Newman family's 3 week holiday in Westgate, Kent in 1939. The film includes scenes of the family at the beach. The second part of this film shows the family during the Whitsun Holiday of 1940. These parts of the film include references to the war and the Battle of Britain.
[Compilation: Two Coastal Command Operational Films]
This film includes sequences from two Coastal Command Operational Films, the first: 'Coastal Command Operational Film No. C8 - Attack by Beaufighters on enemy convoy off the Frisian Islands 6.7.44' and the second 'Coastal Command Operational Film No. C12 & C13 Beaufighters attack enemy convoy off Dutch coast 5353N. 0755E. 21.7.44'.
[Planes; Garden; Fishing]
This films features planes flying in formation; a couple at the seaside pointing at the sky; white chalk cliffs; and some Second World War defences on the shore line; the family with their spaniel dog; a wooden model of a plane; fishing scenes with a train passing in the background.
[Seaside holiday at Torquay]; [Children Playing in Garden I]
|Date||August 1941; October 1941||ID||1666|
Films of the Gowlland family in 1941, focusing on the children, Rosemary and John. On holiday in Torquay, the children paddle in the sea and play in the sand. At home they play in a sand pit and on the lawn, as aircraft fly over.
Wellingtons and Spitfires on Active Service
This shows a crew making ready several Vickers Wellington Mk II aircraft from 104 Squadron at RAF Driffield (?), loading bombs and shells into the bays and moving armaments on low level trailers. The second film features RAF Fighter Command 501 Squadron equipped with Spitfire V aircraft leaving an airfield, in flight and mixed close ups of the squad on the ground next to a Spitfire V aircraft.
Our Family Album
A family film showing the new born baby Hedley Marcus at 12 days old, 15 weeks at his Christening and at six months old. A war-time wedding takes place and the bride stands with her new husband in uniform. Various friends or family members are filmed at the family house, along with a plane flying low over rooftops.
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